Train runs over people watching “Dussehra celebrations”, more than 50 killed

Amritsar (Punjab): More than 50 people were dead after a train ran into people watching Dussehra celebrations near train track in Amritsar’s Choura Bazar on Friday.

According to initial reports, the unfortunate incident took place when people were observing the Ravana effigy burning near the track. The train was coming from Pathankot.

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Several people also got injured in the incident and have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The police are carrying out rescue operation. “There are more than 50 casualties. The injured have been rushed to the hospital and passengers are being evacuated,” police said

Further details are awaited.

With inputs from ANI