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Train runs over people celebrating Dussehra near Amritsar, over 60 dead

Train runs over people celebrating Dussehra near Amritsar, over 60 dead
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Over 60 people have lost their lives and around 50 others injured after a passenger train ran over people watching Dussehra celebrations near Jhoda Phatak in Amritsar. As per reports, people had gathered in large numbers to participate in festivities when this unfortunate incident happened. Police said that the speeding passenger train crushed the crowd when a large number of people were watching the Ravan effigy in flames while standing along the railway tracks. The number of people killed in the accident has increased to 61, while more than 70 people are seriously injured. The police commissioner has confirmed the number of dead and injured people. People injured in train accident are being treated at Tarn Taran, Jalandhar, Gurdaspur, and Amritsar. Many of them are being reported as critical. A large number of police force have been deployed to deal with any situation in the anger of the railway administration and the government’s negligence.

Train runs over people celebrating Dussehra near Amritsar, over 60 dead

After the accident, railway department has decided to cancel some trains and change the route of trains. Trains that have been canceled include 12460, 12054, 12053, 14506, 14505, 14633, 12412, 12411, 12242, and 12241. The trains whose route has been changed include 12716, 12926, 15708, 11058 and 22430.

Local people are angry enough, after the incident yesterday, many people refused to give the body of the dead bodies to the administration and took them to their home. Intelligence agencies have warned that these people can perform on the railway track today. Due to this, a large number of police forces have been deployed around the railway track. Many local leaders who have come to express condolences to the people have also been returned.

Railway has released two helpline numbers for Amritsar train accident. 0183-2223171, 0183-2564485 You can take information on this number. The injured have been admitted to Gurunanak Hospital and on behalf of the Punjab Government, the people have been requested to donate blood.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also expressed condolence over the accident saying that he has asked the state government and party workers to provide immediate help to the spot. Mr. Gandhi said, “The death toll of 50 people in the train accident in Punjab is shocking. My condolences are with mournful families. I wish the wounded people to recover fast. ‘

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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