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19 OCTOBER 2018
AMRITSAR: 50+ DEAD AS TRAIN MOWS DOWN PAGANS DURING HINDU FESTIVAL OF DUSSHERA.
Amritsar: Scores dead as train mows down crowd
More than 50 people have been killed and 200 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab state, police told the BBC. The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera, eyewitnesses told BBC Punjabi. They did not hear the train approach as they watched a firecracker-filled effigy of the demon king Ravana burn. Officials said the priority now was to take the injured to local hospitals. Footage posted to social media showed the fast-travelling train hitting the crowd. The incident happened at about 18:30 local time (13:00 GMT), said local journalist Ravinder Singh Robin. Just moments before, crowds watching the firecrackers show were asked by organisers to move back - towards the railway tracks, reports say. The train that hit the crowds was travelling from Jalandhar to Amritsar. Source