Amarinder Singh leaves for Amritsar after tragedy
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (File Photo: IANS)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (File Photo: IANS)

Amarinder Singh leaves for Amritsar after tragedy

Amritsar: The site where at least 30 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar on Oct 19, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: The site where at least 30 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar on Oct 19, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Police at the site where at least 30 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar on Oct 19, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Police at the site where at least 30 people glued to watching a burning Ravan effigy while standing on railway tracks were crushed by a speeding train in Amritsar on Oct 19, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Grief struck relatives of those who were mowed down by a speeding train while watching Ravan Dahan standing on railway tracks in Amritsar on Oct 19, 2018. At least 30 people were killed. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Grief struck relatives of those who were mowed down by a speeding train while watching Ravan Dahan standing on railway tracks in Amritsar on Oct 19, 2018. At least 30 people were killed. (Photo: IANS)

Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rushed to Amritsar on Friday in the wake of a train accident in which about 30 people who were watching 'Ravan Dahan' while standing on a railway track were crushed by a speeding train.

Singh announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased and free treatment to the injured.

"Rushing to Amritsar to personally supervise relief and rescue in tragic rail accident on Dussehra in Amritsar," he tweeted.

--IANS

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