AMRITSAR: During the Ravana burning program in Dusshera, the joda gate in Amritsar’s wide market area has had a major accident near the gate in which More than 50 people are expected to be killed and many more injured due to hit by the fast coming train in this accident.
According to reports, people have been killed due to train injuries. People had gathered to watch the ram leela and Ravana burning program near the railway track. Punjab minister Navjot Singh sidhu’s wife ‘Navjot Kaur Sidhu’ was present and delivering her speech from the stage at that time when this sad incident happen.
Punjab Chief Minister has also taken the note of this heartbreaking tragedy and did a tweet in which he wrote , “Rushing to Amritsar to personally supervise relief & rescue in tragic rail accident on Dussehra in Amritsar. My govt will give Rs 5 lakh to kin of each deceased & free treatment to injured in govt & pvt hospitals. District authorities have been mobilised on war footing”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the tragedy and wrote in the tweet, “I am very sad because of the Amritsar rail accident. This incident is heartbreaking. Those who lost their kin, my condolences with them. I will pray that the injured people are quick and healthy. Talked to the officials and asked to give quick relief to the people”.
The people who have seen all this through their eyes which were present at that moment were showing their anger and frustration against state government, constituency MLA and railway authorities and were demanding justice for the people and their families who died or get injured in this train accident.