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At Least 50 Dead in India Train Disaster: Police

People surround the bodies of victims lying on a railway track after an accident in Amritsar, India, October 19, 2018 REUTERS/Munish Sharma.

By: Radhakrishna N S

At least 50 people were killed Friday (19) after a train plowed into revelers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country’s crumbling rail network. A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking the Dussehra festival when the train barrelled down the line at speed. “There are more than 50 dead. The priority now is to take the injured to the hospital,” Amritsar city police commissioner SS Srivastava told reporters. More than 60 people who were injured were being…

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