Amritsar Train Accident: Vladimir Putin offers condolences

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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.

According to the Russian Embassy, Putin offered condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the train accident.

He conveyed his support to families of the victims of the train tragedy.

Here's more.

Deepest sympathies over tragic consequences: Putin

"I offer my deepest sympathies over tragic consequences of an accident on railways in Punjab. I ask to convey my words of sympathy and support to families and friends of the killed people and to wish the soonest recovery to those injured," Putin said.

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At least 61 killed, 72 injured after train mowed people

At least 61 killed, 72 injured after train mowed people

At least 61 people were killed and 72 injured on Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revelers that 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.

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