Tag: Amritsar train disaster

Angry mob pelts stones at police at site of Amritsar rail accident

AMRITSAR, India – An angry mob threw stones at police on Sunday near the site of a deadly railway accident in north India, demanding immediate financial compensation for the families of the victims and government jobs for those who lost wage-earners. A group of about 100 people staged […]

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

NEW DELHI — Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday. R.C. Yadav, former chairman of Punjab state’s Workers Welfare Board, said that many of the 60 killed and dozens […]

Amarinder visits injured; orders magisterial probe

Amritsar, Oct 20: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident after visiting injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy. The chief minister postponed a trip to Israel and arrived here this morning to assess the damage. “We are announcing […]

More than 50 dead in India train disaster

A speeding train ran over revellers watching fireworks during a Hindu festival in northern India Friday, killing more than 50 people, with eyewitnesses saying they were given no warning before disaster struck. The crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to […]

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