Breaking News : 50 dead as train runs over people burning Ravana effigy in Amritsar

By: Hindustan TimesPublished: 6 months ago

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Fifty people were killed and many others injured when a train ran into a crowd celebrating Dussehra in Punjab’s Joda Phatak, close to Amritsar, subdivisional magistrate Rajesh Sharma said.

The crowd was watching a Ravana effigy burn nearby around 7pm, additional district commissioner of police, city-2, Lakhbir Singh said.

Some were standing on the track shooting videos of the effigy burning on their mobile phones when the train hit them.

Authorities have rushed to the spot of the accident.Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is one of India’s largest publications that provides unbiased news, analysis and features on politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and more. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.

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