Jaunpur: A state minister and two of his staff were killed today after the car they were travelling in was hit by a train at an unmanned crossing in Linebazar, police sources said.
SP leader Satai Ram Yadav (61), a minister of state was in his car, when it was hit by the Jaunpur-Aurihar passenger train at the Khalsaha crossing this morning.
Yadav's gunner Bhikhram Verma (27) and driver Rohit Dixit (35) were the other two victims. All three died on the spot, they said.
As soon as the news of the minister's death spread, his supporters from nearby villages gathered on the spot and started pelting stones on the train, which stopped running after the accident.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) and local police controlled the situation after which the train resumed on its journey.
The dead bodies of victims have reached the district hospital, from where they would be handed over to family members after postmortem.
Senior officers, political leaders have reached the hospital, where a large number of people had gathered.