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Protesters clash with police at Amritsar train accident site

Oct 21, 2018 18:26 IST
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The Punjab police on Sunday fought running battles with people who had blocked rail tracks at Amritsar demanding action against organizers of the Dusshera committee following Friday’s accident that claimed 61 lives. The protesters also demanded against authorities for allowing the Dussehra celebrations near the rail tracks. Angry locals had warned that they would not let any train pass on the route unless their demands were met. They were also demanding that missing persons be traced and adequate compensation given to the families of those killed after a Jalandhar-Amritsar train ploughed through a crowd watching Ravan’s effigy being burnt.