Six police recruits were killed and another was seriously injured after being run over by a train at Bhimsen station here on Friday.

Police said the recruits were run over by the Rapti Sagar Express while they were crossing the railway track to board an inter-city train.

SP (Rural) A. K. Pandey said the victims hailed from Orai and Banda districts of Uttar Pradesh and were going to Chitrakoot for training.

While Brijendra Prajapati, Ganesh Prasad, Dhanpal, Shailendra, Gaurav Gurjar and Praveen died on the spot, Jitendra was seriously injured and admitted to Rajaram Hospital, Mr. Pandey said.

Senior railway and district officials reached the accident spot, he said, adding that investigations are on. - PTI