Hyderabad, Nov 3: All eight passengers of Bokaro Express who were run over by Vijayawada Passengner train at Gotlam village near Vizianagaram have been identified.
The deceased have been identified as Shweta Singh (33), Samhita Kumari (10), Shourya Kumar (2), T Alex (27), Tara Devi (34), Kartika Sahu (70), Lokender Kumar (28) and Adi Raju (60). While Lokender Kumar was a solder in the army, Shweta Kumar and her two children Samhita and Shourya were killed in the ghastly accident. They hailed from Aurangabad in Bihar.
The tragic accident occurred when passengers travelling in Bokaro-bound Alapphuzha-Dhanbad Express, stationed at Gajularega, got down in panic from the stationary train and jumped on to another track following rumours that smoke was coming out from S1 and S2 bodies. However, they were hit by speeding Rayagada-Vijayawada passenger train which came on the adjacent track.
According to Railway officials said Alappuzha-Dhanbad train, also known as Bokaro Express was on its way from Alappuzha in Kerala to Dhanbad in Jharkhand via Bokaro Steel City.