Over a thousand people had gathered in the area to witness the burning of Ravana effigies, reports suggest that people started running on the sound of crackers and failed to hear the incoming train whistle, reported “The indian express”
Over 50 people are feared dead and several injured after a speeding train mowed down Dussehra revellers near Amritsar on Friday.
The incident took place at Joda Fatak level crossing where Dusshera celebrations were underway.
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Initial reports suggest Dussera revellers were watching the burning of a Ravan close to the track. The crowd had spilt on to the rail line when the local train came and crushed a number of them in Amritsar.
Rescue operations have been launched and efforts are underway to save people from the debris. The accident happened between Amritsar and Manawala.