A young woman and her three girl children were found dead on railway track at Elathoor in Kozhikode on Sunday morning. 

It is estimated that the girls are aged between eight and 13. Efforts are on to identify the deceased. The tragedy came to light at around 7 am on Sunday near Pallikkandy railway station in Elathoor. 

The dead bodies are badly mangled after being hit by train, making identification difficult. It is yet to be ascertained whether it was an accident or suicide.  The dead bodies would be shifted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital for postmortem.