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Friday, Nov 15, 2019

Moments of Amritsar train accident horror caught on video

The horrific train accident that was filmed by many on mobile phones took place at Joda Phatak railway crossing in Amritsar.

india Updated: Oct 20, 2018 00:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
People gather at the train accident site in Amritsar.
People gather at the train accident site in Amritsar. (ANI News via REUTERS)
         

At least 50 were killed and several injured after a train ran into dozens of people standing on a railway track near Amritsar, watching the burning of Ravan’s effigy this evening.

According to eyewitnesses, the people who were mowed down reportedly could not hear the approaching train due to the loud sound of exploding crackers at the Dussehra celebrations.

The horrific accident that was filmed by many on mobile phones took place at Joda Phatak railway crossing in Amritsar.

In some videos, the crowd is seen watching the Ravan effigy made of crackers burst into tall flames. Many in the crowd were busy shooting the videos that they failed to notice the approaching train, which came at full speed and hit them.

 

Some did manage to jump to safety in the nick of time, but for others, it was too late.