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19 Oct 2018 | 03:30 PM UTC

India: Train hits crowd in Amritsar October 19

India News Alert

Train runs into crowd in Amritsar (Punjab state) on October 19, killing at least 50 people; recovery efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Amritsar

Event

A train ran into a crowd of people in Amritsar (Punjab state) on the evening (local time) of Friday, October 19. According to initial reports, at least 50 people were killed in the accident. Around 1000 people had gathered at Joda Fatak to celebrate Dusshera and failed to hear the train whistle over the sound of firecrackers. Recovery efforts are ongoing and rail disruptions are likely in the area.

Advice

Individuals in Amritsar are advised to avoid the area of the accident until the situation normalizes. Potentially impacted travelers are advised to confirm their train reservations.

 

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