Anger brews in Amritsar after train tragedy

22 October, 2018, 14:55 | Author: Donnie King
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Railways has already said that no action will be taken against the driver of the train saying that he had managed to slow down the train to around 68 kmph from the speed of 91kmph at which he was assigned to run. "Besides this 16 trains have been diverted".

The accident happened when a crowd of Dussehra revellers spilled onto the railway tracks near Joda Phatak and could not see the train approaching them.

The railways got the clearance from local authorities at 12:30 pm to restore services, the railway spokesperson said.

"Had taken all permissions, had alerted crowd at least 10 times to not stand on tracks".

The district administration has said that out of 59 people who were mowed down by the speeding Jalandhar-Amritsar train Friday, 40 have been identified.




The local government has described the incident as tragic and ordered an inquiry into the accident.

Family members of the train tragedy victims said that Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur, who was the chief guest at the Dusshera function on Friday evening, had not even bothered to meet them despite their loss.

He tweeted that all offices and schools are closed as the state remains in mourning. The railways said they were not informed about the plans and that people should not have been standing near the tracks. An officer in the police control room said it was hard to confirm the toll as there were dismembered body parts all over. At least 300 people were watching the "Ravana dahan" at a ground adjacent to the tracks.

Meanwhile condolence messages from world leaders are pouring in.

An angry mob threw stones at police on Sunday near the site of a deadly railway accident in north India, demanding immediate financial compensation for the families of the victims and government jobs for those who lost wage earners. Earlier this month, I was honored to visit the Golden Temple and witnessed the warmth and generosity of the people.

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