8 run over, 2 injured as passengers jump out of train

Vizainagaram: Eight passengers were run over and two injured on Saturday when they came under a train coming from the opposite direction after jumping out of their train following rumours about fire in it at a place near here.
The incident took place at around 6.50pm when rumours spread about a fire in Elappi (Kerala)-Dhanbad Express train, triggering panic among its passengers, a spokesman of East Coast railway told PTI.
The passengers of the express train pulled the chain, brought it to a halt and jumped out but were crushed under the wheels of Rayagada (Orissa)-Vijaywada passenger train coming from the opposite direction on the adjacent track, he said.