Train Accident In India 2018-Many People Killed
In New Delhi on 19-october-2018 a train plowed into a crowd of Five Hundred Dussehra revelers who spilled over railway tracks on out skirts of Amritsar in Punjab at 7 pm. Near by 60 people were killed and scores others critically injured.
No police administration barricaded tracks to stop people to coming on railway track. Eye witnesses said crowd overturn onto tracks when Ravana effigy was set crackers started exploding. While some of them were filming burning of the effigy, others trying to save themselves. The Nakodar Jalandhar DMU NO -74943 suddenly approached and they did not got chance to save themselves.
Statement By Railway
Railway authorities make clear that the organizers had not taken any acceptance from them to burn effigy near the tracks. Eye witnesses said the driver despite presence of crowd neither sounded a siren not reduced speed of train which was running at 100 k mph..
Railway authorities said they had not any information about this event and driver had no time to stop the train people are suddenly entered on tracks. It was also responsibility of railway staff to clears tracks and keeps eye on obstacles.
Event was not organised for first time. Effigy was burnt at same place for quite some time. It was also responsibility of local superintendent of police who deployed police officials to escort VVIPs, Sidhu.
There was no lighting near tracks. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered to fix responsibility of officers who were granted to maintain law and order apart of security.
Reason Of Accident
As effigy was lit, fireworks went off a section of crowd started retreating towards tracks where large number of people were standing. One account said two trains came from opposite direction at same time people have very little opportunity to escape . Several people were moved down by one of trains.
Take realization of accident, Punjab government has announced state wide mourning on Saturday all educational institutions will stay shut. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who rushed to spot to supervise rescue operation has declared an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for families of accident victims.