Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) One person was killed and over 36 injured Thursday when a passenger train rammed into a truck at an unmanned railway crossing on the outskirts of Kanpur, police said.
The accident occurred near the Nadsaura railway station under Sachendi police station when the Manikpur-Kanpur passenger train on its way to Banda hit the truck.
The truck cleaner was killed on the spot. The driver was rushed to the Hallet Hospital in Kanpur, where his condition is stated to be critical.
Police said 36 passengers on the train were injured.
While most were discharged after first aid, seven were admitted to a hospital with serious injuries.
Railway officials have reached the accident site and are trying to get the track cleared. Three trains on the Banda-Kanpur intersection are stuck as the tracks were damaged in the accident.