Woman and child run over by train

KOLLAM MARCH 29. A 26-year-old woman and her one-and-a-half-year-old child were fatally run over by the Kurla bound Netravathi Express this morning near the SP Office Junction level crossing. Two others from the same family escaped by a hair's breadth.

The woman, identified as Nadira, residing at Ramankulangara in the city, was returning with her two children and mother-in-law from an Ayurvedic clinic. It was while crossing the railway tracks that the mishap occurred.

While the family waited by the tracks as the Thiruvananthapuram bound Chennai Mail passed by, Nadira and her son, Binaz, were run over by the Netravathi Express which came rushing immediately in the opposite direction while they were about to cross the second track.

Her daughter, Benziya (8), and mother-in-law, Sainaba, who were following her, managed to escape.

The Railway Police registered a case. The bodies were handed over to the relatives after a post-mortem at the district hospital.

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