One die as Rajdhani hits van at level crossing

Bhubaneswar: One person was killed and another seriously injured on Sunday when New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express hit a van at an unmanned level crossing in Cuttack district.

The accident occurred on Sunday afternoon between Jajpur Road and Cuttack, an official of East Coast Railway (ECoR) said.

The train movement in one of the two lines of the busy Howrah-Chennai route remained affected for about four hours as Rajdhani Express was stranded, railway sources said.

The victim was the driver of the van, which was mangled under the impact of the collision. The injured was admitted to a hospital, sources said.