#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". Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, also condoled the deadly train tragedy in Joda Phatak in which 39 of the total 61 people killed have been identified so far. Here's more.
Guterres recently visited the Golden Temple on trip to India
My heart goes to all in Amritsar following Friday’s tragic accident. Earlier this month, I was honoured to visit the Golden Temple and witnessed the warmth and generosity of the people. My deepest condolences to those who have lost family and loved ones.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) October 19, 2018
Trudeau wishes for a full recovery of those injured
My thoughts are with everyone who has lost a loved one in the tragic train crash in Amritsar, India. Canadians are keeping you in our hearts tonight wishing all those injured a full recovery.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 19, 2018
61 dead, 72 injured as train mowed down Dussehra revelers
At least 61 people were killed and 72 injured yesterday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revelers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train. The train was coming from Jalandhar when the accident occurred near Amritsar, where at least 300 people were watching 'Ravana Dahan' at a ground adjacent to the tracks.
Punjab govt announces Rs. 5L compensation to families of victims
The Punjab Government has announced Rs. 5L compensation for the victims' families. A state mourning has been declared for today, and all offices and educational institutions remain closed. The incident sent shock waves across the country. There was an outpouring of grief with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore and several other leaders condoling the deaths.