Jharsuguda: A 45-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy were killed after they were hit by a speeding train at Belpahad railway station near Nuapada in Jharsuguda district on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Debi Gupta of Nuapada and her relative Nikhil of Brajarajnagar. Nikhil along with his family came to Nuapada to attend a family function at a temple nearby Debi Gupta’s house.
According to sources, the incident occurred in the morning when Nikhil unknowingly came nearby the railway track. Meanwhile, Debi spotting Howrah-Ahmedabad express approaching towards Nikhil. She ran to rescue him and the train hit the duo killing them on the spot.
On being informed, GRP officials reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.