Amritsar train accident: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered a magisterial enquiry into the Amritsar mishap in which 59 people were killed and several others injured when two trains speeding in opposite directions mowed down people standing on the tracks near a railway crossing. "Shocked to hear of tragic rail accident in Amritsar. | Photo Credit: Reuters People gather at the accident site after a train travelling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, in Amritsar, on October 20, 2018. has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself.

The Amritsar train accident left 61 people dead and at least 143 injured after a passing train ploughed through hundreds of revellers who had gathered at the rail tracks at Joda Phatak to watch the burning of Ravan's effigy at the Dussehra event. 40 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials The bodies of four other persons, who belonged to Uttar Pradesh, have been sent to their home towns by the district administration, an official said. Amritsar train accident: Rajnath announces all possible assistance to Punjab The chief minister also announced free treatment to all injured in the accident. Amritsar train accident: Had all permissions in place, says Dussehra event organiser pleading innocence

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The people were reportedly mowed down by a local train coming to Amritsar from Jalandhar.

The bodies were cut into pieces and lay strewn in an area between 100 metres and 150 metres from the tracks. Amritsar train accident: At least 50 killed, several injured * Punjab Police officials said that the DMU (diesel multiple unit) driver was detained and was being questioned regarding the incident. However, there is little truth to the claims made. This article needs additional citations for verification. Watch | Amritsar train accident: Why isn't Dussehra organiser booked? Amritsar train accident: People gathered at the accident site on Saturday. Amritsar Train Accident’s Driver Viral Video: The alleged video of the driver’s suicide too has gone viral. The victims were watching a Ravan effigy being burnt at a Dussehra celebration. The train was coming from Jalandhar when the accident occurred at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, where at least 300 people were watching ‘Ravana dahan’ at a ground adjacent to the tracks.

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