Train runs over 14 camels in Bikaner

At least 14 camels have been mowed down by a train at a village in Bikaner district. Camel is the state animal of Rajasthan.

The accident took place when a herd of 60-70 camels was moving along the National Highway parallel to the railway tracks before they came under the speeding Jaisalmer-Jaipur intercity train late Monday night. The train driver tried to apply emergency brake after spotting the camels, but in vain, killing at least 14 of them and injuring several others, the police said.

According to railways PRO of Jodhpur division Gopal Sharma, the accident occurred around 10:50 pm near the Karkada police checkpost, around 70 km from Bikaner

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