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Amritsar Tragedy: This Train Killed Over 60 Dussehra Revellers

October 22, 2018, 8:10 PM IST India India
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Over 58 people lost their lives after being run over by a train while they stood on the tracks to watch burning of Ravana effigy in Punjab's Choura Bazar near Amritsar last week. The train was en route to Amritsar from Jalandhar when the incident occurred in the evening. At least 300 people were at the spot watching 'Ravana dahan' at a ground near the tracks. As the effigy was lit and the fireworks went off, a section of the crowd started retreating towards the tracks where a large number of people were already standing to watch the event, officials said.