Amritsar train accident: Over 50 feared dead, rescue operations underway
In an unfortunate incident, over 50 people are feared dead in a train accident which happened near train tracks in Amritsar. The accident took place at Joda Fatak in Choura Bazar where Dusshera celebrations were going on. The train rammed into people watching the celebrations. Meanwhile, rescue operations have been launched, and efforts are on to rescue people from debris. More details are awaited.
The visuals are disturbing
Punjab CM rushes to Amritsar, announces compensation
Notably, Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh has tweeted that he is rushing to Amritsar to supervise the rescue operations personally. He has also directed Home Secretary, Health Secretary and ADGP Law and Order to immediately reach Amritsar. Further, a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh and free treatment have been announced.
Here are the eyewitnesses' accounts
#WATCH Eyewitness at #Amritsar accident site says, "Congress had organised Dussehra celebrations here without permission. Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife was the chief guest at the celebrations and she continued to give a speech as people were struck down by the train." pic.twitter.com/rcsxbVxiB9— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2018