The site of a train accident near the venue of Dussehra festivities, at Joda Phatak in Amritsar.(PTI Photo)
The site of a train accident near the venue of Dussehra festivities, at Joda Phatak in Amritsar.(PTI Photo)

Amritsar train accident updates: 40 of dead identified, 36 bodies cremated, say officials

Amritsar train accident: Tragedy struck at a Dussehra celebration in Amritsar on Friday when a speeding train ran over a festive crowd that spilled on to the tracks while watching the customary burning of a giant Ravana effigy.
Liveblog | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 06:47 PM IST

At least 61 people were killed and 74 injured Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said.

The train was coming from Jalandhar when the accident occurred at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, where at least 300 people were watching ‘Ravana dahan’ at a ground adjacent to the tracks.

Here are the live updates:

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