PM Imran shares grief on Indian train accident

02:59 PM | 20 Oct, 2018
PM Imran shares grief on Indian train accident
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has conveyed heartfelt sympathies on the train accident in India’s Amritsar which claimed more than 60 lives on Friday.

PM Imran took to Twitter and shared his grief over the tragic incident that stirred sorrow in the neighbouring country home to 1.339 billion people.

On Friday, as many as 60 people have been killed after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Amritsar.

The train was coming from Jalandhar to Amritsar when the incident occurred at Joda Phatak. At least 300 people were at the spot watching ‘Ravan Dahan’ at a ground near the tracks.

Sub Divisional Magistrate Amritsar I Rajesh Sharma said 50 bodies have been found and at least 50 injured have been admitted to a government hospital.

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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.

However, two trains arrived from the opposite direction at the same time giving little opportunity to people to escape and several people were mowed down by one of the trains, they said.