Amritsar Train Tragedy

Timelines
#ThatWas2018: A year of 'firsts' for Indian Railways; highlights here

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: A year of 'firsts' for Indian Railways; highlights here

With year coming to an end, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had described the Indian Railways' year as being one of 'many firsts'.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

23 Nov 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

The negligence of people led to the train tragedy in Amritsar on Dusshera that killed 61, an inquiry by the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) SK Pathak has concluded.

Railways to build 3,000km of walls to keep trespassers away

19 Nov 2018

Railways to build 3,000km of walls to keep trespassers away

On the back of the Amritsar train tragedy last month, the Indian Railways has decided to build 3,000km of walls to fence its tracks and ward off trespassers.

Sidhu refuses to react to SAD's demand of his ouster

21 Oct 2018

Sidhu refuses to react to SAD's demand of his ouster

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday refused to react to the SAD's demands for his dismissal and lodging of an FIR against his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu over the Amritsar train incident on Dussehra.

Amritsar train tragedy adds to India's lakhs of avoidable deaths

21 Oct 2018

Amritsar train tragedy adds to India's lakhs of avoidable deaths

Much has been said about the Amritsar train tragedy, but what remains crystal clear is that the accident could have been easily avoided.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

21 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

Over 40 hours after the accident in Amritsar in which 59 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train, protesters were cleared off the tracks and services resumed on Sunday afternoon.

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

21 Oct 2018

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

The situation remained tense Sunday as locals continued with their sit-in at Joda Phatak, where 61 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Dead, injured people robbed of their belongings

21 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Dead, injured people robbed of their belongings

Much has been said about the Amritsar train tragedy that killed 61 people, but as more information comes in, more disturbing details are surfacing.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Ambulance driver recollects how the scene was at accident-site

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Ambulance driver recollects how the scene was at accident-site

An ambulance driver, who ferried some of the victims from the train accident site to the Guru Nanak Hospital in Amritsar today described the scene as "very disturbing".

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Most dead are daily wage laborers from UP, Bihar

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Most dead are daily wage laborers from UP, Bihar

Most people who were mowed down by a speeding train in Amritsar during Dussehra celebrations yesterday evening were migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, an official said today.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder visits injured; orders magisterial probe

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder visits injured; orders magisterial probe

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident after visiting the injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy.

No permission granted for Dussehra event at Amritsar accident-site: Officials

20 Oct 2018

No permission granted for Dussehra event at Amritsar accident-site: Officials

The Amritsar Municipal Corporation said no permission was granted to hold Dussehra celebrations at 'Dhobi ghat' ground in Amritsar a day after the train tragedy,

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Residents stage protest, demand action against train driver

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Residents stage protest, demand action against train driver

Scores of people on Saturday staged a sit-in on the railway tracks near Amritsar where 61 people were mowed down by a train during a Dussehra event.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Train driver says he was given green signal

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Train driver says he was given green signal

In the aftermath of the tragic Amritsar accident that killed 60 people, the driver of the train responsible was detained and questioned by the Punjab and the Railway police.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: UN chief Guterres, Canada's Trudeau condole death of victims

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: UN chief Guterres, Canada's Trudeau condole death of victims

United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, has expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of over 60 people who died in a train accident in Amritsar, Punjab terming the incident as "tragic".

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences on train accident

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences on train accident

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered condolences to India on the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab, which claimed 61 lives, the Russian Embassy said.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Services between Amritsar, Jalandhar affected after train accident

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Services between Amritsar, Jalandhar affected after train accident

All services between Jalandhar and Amritsar remained suspended for hours after Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train near Amritsar, railway officials said.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: 'Ravana Dahan' taking place at accident site for 20yrs

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: 'Ravana Dahan' taking place at accident site for 20yrs

For over 20 years, people from adjoining villages would gather at the vacant plot at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, barely 50m from railway tracks, to witness the burning of Ravana effigy to celebrate Dussehra.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Navjot Sidhu defends wife, says accident shouldn't be politicized

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Navjot Sidhu defends wife, says accident shouldn't be politicized

Punjab Minister and Amritsar MLA, Navjot Singh Sidhu, said the mowing down of 61 Dussehra revelers by a train yesterday night in Amritsar was an accident and that the matter should not be politicized.

39 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials

20 Oct 2018

39 of those killed in Amritsar train accident identified: Officials

Thirty-nine of the 61 people killed in the train accident near Amritsar in Punjab have been identified so far, officials said on Saturday.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

20 Oct 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Over 60 dead, horror captured-on-camera, railways calls it trespassing

At least 60 were killed and 77 injured after a train mowed people reveling in Dussehra celebrations near Amritsar on Friday.