More than 50 killed as people celebrating Dussehra crushed under train

Punjab Update Bureau

Amritsar, October 19: More than 50 people were killed as a fast moving train ran into crowd watching Dussehra near Jaura Phatak here in the evening.

The accident took place as people ran to safety when the effigies were  set aflame, only to be mowed down by the train.

Former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu who was the guest slipped away after the accident. She is wife of local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

According to eye witnesses, the toll might be higher.

Inured have been shifted to the hospitals.

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