• Friday, August 19, 2022

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Train Runs Over on Track in Northern India, 50 Feared Dead Amid Dusshera Celebrations

Indian relatives and travelers gather around the bodies of the victims of a train accident during the occasion of the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Amritsar state on October 19, 2018 (Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Amid Dusshera festival celebrations, a commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday (19) and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said. “The people were sitting on and near the tracks on the outskirts of Amritsar watching the burning of effigies as part of the Dusshera festival when a commuter train ran over them,” a police officer told Reuters. Reuters partner ANI news agency reported that an eyewitness at the scene said the train that ran over people was travelling at a high speed.…

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