A college teacher, his wife and their daughter were killed when their car was hit by a speeding train while crossing railway tracks in Kamrup district of Assam on Sunday, police said.
The car was hit by a Bongaigaon-bound train on the Guwahati-Jogighopa line near Garoimari when it was crossing the tracks instead of using the underpass, which is inundated with waist-deep water for the last several days.
The dead have been identified as Abdul Jalil, a faculty of the Assamese department at Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed College, his wife Saniara Begum and their 12-year-old daughter Afrin Akhtar, police said.
“The younger daughter, who is just four-year-old, is injured and she is being treated at a hospital now,” they added.
After the accident, irate locals staged a protest against the railway authorities and demanded action.