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At least 60 dead as train mows down people gathered for Dussehra celebrations

Zee Media Bureau | Oct 20, 2018, 08:36 AM IST

At least 60 were killed in a tragic accident on Friday when a local train ran over people gathered to watch Dussehra celebrations in Choura Bazar near here. (IANS Photo)


The event was organised in a field which is believed to be big enough for 2000 people. At Friday's event on October 19, some estimates say close to 7000 people had gathered, many forced to stand on the railway track to watch the celebrations. (IANS Photo)


Eyewitness accounts reveal horror tales with disfigured bodies spread all across. (IANS Photo)


While the injured have been rushed to hospitals nearby, the blame game has already begun. (IANS Photo)


Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs 5 lakh to families of those killed and said he would personally monitor the situation. (IANS Photo)


Schools, colleges and government offices across Punjab will stay shut on Saturday (October 20) to express grief while reports say six trains have been cancelled and another five short-originated. (IANS Photo)

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