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Commuters Stranded

Millions of commuters were stranded across train stations in India as service came to a standstill.

Train stations in Kolkata were swamped with people trying to get home after government offices and schools closed early in the city of 5 million. More than 300 trains were stuck on the tracks, halting rail services in up to 10 states, according to local media reports.

Pictured: Students walk on the tracks as passengers wait near the platform of Sealdah train station in Kolkata.

Photo: AFP | Dibyangshu Sarkar | Getty Images