Amritsar train accident: Over 50 people feared dead- LIVE UPDATES

BIG BREAKING- Over 50 people are feared dead after a major train accident took place in Amritsar, Punjab.


Arunachal24 News Desk

Over 50 people are feared dead after a major train accident took place in Amritsar, Punjab, According to media reports, the accident took place near Amritsar’s Joda Phatak when effigies of Ravana were being burnt on the railway tracks. At least 300 people were at the spot watching ‘Ravana dahan’ at a ground near the tracks. As the effigy was lit and the fireworks went off, a section of the crowd started retreating towards the tracks where a large number of people were already standing to watch the event, officials said. Several people were mowed down by one of the trains, they added.

Visual of Train Accident 

11:00 pm

  • Centre has announced Rs. 2 lakh for the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

10:45 pm 

  • State mourning has been declared in Punjab tomorrow, and all offices and educational institutions will remain closed, in the view of Amritsar train accident.

10:05:00 pm 

  • Police and volunteers carry a victim from the site of a train accident in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018. Officials said at least 60 bodies have been found and  many more  injured have been admitted to a government hospital.

09:30 pm

  • Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh orders probe into Amritsar train mishap, mobilizes recue and relief.  The Cm will reach tomorrow to assess situation. Two cabinet ministers, top bureaucrats, DGP rushed to mishap site to supervise rescue and relief efforts.

09:00 pm 

08:55 pm 

  • According to Punjab minister OP Soni the death toll could be between 100-150. But he could not confirm the number as the bodies are still scattered in the area, Reported Firstpost.

08:50 pm 

08:20 pm 

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said in a tweet that he was rushing to oversee rescue efforts in Amritsar. He also offered Rs 5 lakh to the kin of deceased.

08:15 pm 

  • Indian Railway has confirmed that DMU train 7493 mowed down Dussehra revellers near Amritsar. Subdivisional magistrate Rajesh Sharma says the death toll has mounted to 50.

08:15 pm

  • Over 50 people are feared dead when a speeding train rammed into gathering of people who were watching Dussehra celebrations near a railway track in Amritsar, Punjab.
  • According to local media, effigies of Ravan were being burnt on the tracks due to which the accident took place.
  • It was an EMU train, running between Jalandhar and Amritsar.
  • several people of all age groups were present to witness the burning of effigies of Ravana near the railway track when suddenly an EMU arrived on the track.
  • Police reports say that more than 50 people are feared dead. Injured people are being shifted to a nearby hospital meanwhile all the concerned authorities are monitoring the situation.

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