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Posted at: Oct 19, 2018, 10:02 PM; last updated: Oct 19, 2018, 10:36 PM (IST)

Amritsar train tragedy: State mourning declared, educational institutions to remain shut on Saturday

Amritsar train tragedy: State mourning declared, educational institutions to remain shut on Saturday
The abandoned belongings of those who were killed in the accident in Amritsar on Friday. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 19

The Punjab Government has ordered state mourning following the tragic train accident in Amritsar in which more than 50 people lost their lives on Friday.

All offices and educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow.

At least 52 people were killed and 72 injured on Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said.

The train was coming from Jalandhar to Amritsar when the incident occurred at Joda Phatak where at least 300 people were watching ‘Ravana dahan’ at a ground near the tracks.

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