An express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims in eastern India on Monday, killing 37 and triggering a riot that left one of the drivers dead and carriages ablaze, officials said.
People walk across railway tracks as the Rajya Rani Express burns after being set on fire by an angry mob after the train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims at the Dhamara Ghat railway station, some 248 kilometres (154 miles) from Bihar state capital Patna, eastern India, on August 19, 2013. The express train ploughed into a crowd of Hindu pilgrims on Monday, killing 37, officials said.
The pilgrims were crossing the tracks at a station in the state of Bihar when the high-speed passenger train struck them, a senior police officer said.
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