Families wiped out, loved ones perish in Amritsar train tragedy

Amritsar, Oct 20 : In the death of 59 people in the Amritsar train tragedy on Friday evening, a bigger tragedy has struck many families: their sole breadwinners have died; and in several cases, children are still trying to find their parents. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site and the injured in […]

Amritsar tragedy: Amarinder orders magisterial probe

Amritsar, Oct 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people watching Dusshera effigy burning were crushed to death by a train will reveal if mandatory permissions for holding the function were given. Amarinder, who visited the accident site and the […]

Railways not responsible for Amritsar tragedy: Lohani

Amritsar, Oct 20 : Hours after 60 hapless Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train here in Punjab, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani on Saturday dismissed the railways’ responsibility in the tragedy. Lohani said at Jora Phatak the Jalandhar-Amritsar Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) passenger train which was running at its assigned speed, its loco-pilot […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Railways deny responsibility

Amritsar, Oct 20 : Hours after 60 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy here, the Railways on Saturday said it was not responsible for the tragedy. Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar said in a statement that the event was organised in an area which does […]

Amritsar train tragedy: Train driver detained, questioned

Amritsar, Oct 20 : The Punjab and Railway Police on Saturday questioned the driver of a train that crushed at least 60 people to death here while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track. Punjab Police officials said that the DMU (diesel multiple unit) driver had been detained at […]

Punjab train tragedy: Goyal returning India

New Delhi, Oct 19 : Following the train disaster in Punjab, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday canceled his engagements in the US and was on his way back to India. More than 50 people are feared dead in the incident. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani and Northern […]