New Delhi: Three people sitting on tracks were run over by a train near Nangloi Railway Station on Monday, the railways said.

The three, who were believed to be drunk, were sitting on the tracks at 7:15 am when the Bikaner-Delhi Express mowed them down. The train driver sounded the siren but the trio did not leave the tracks, the police said.

The deceased have not been identified as yet.

The Railway Protection Force, the GRP, and the Civil Police rushed to the spot as soon as they were informed about the incident.

The incident comes days after 62 people were run over by a train while watching Dussehra celebrations on railway tracks near Amritsar. 

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More than 300 people were standing along the railway track to watch the burning of Ravan's effigy as part of the Dussehra celebrations near the Joda Phatak area. More than 70 people were injured in the accident.