Over 50 people are feared dead after a major train accident took place in Amritsar in Punjab.
According to reports, the accident has taken place near Joda Phatak in Amritsar, Punjab.
Local reports suggest that effigies of Ravan were being burnt on the tracks due to which the accident took place.
Ravana effigy was being burnt when two trains simultaneously crossed and the crowd was caught in between.
Since it is Dussehra today, several people of all age groups were present to witness the burning of effigies of Ravana near the railway track when suddenly an EMU arrived on the track.
Police reports say that more than 50 people are feared dead. Local authorities are evacuating the injured people from the accident site and are being shifted to a nearby hospital.
Shocked to hear of tragic rail accident in Amritsar. Have asked all govt & pvt hospitals to stay open to help in this hour of grief. District authorities have been directed to take up relief and rescue operations on a war footing.
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) October 19, 2018