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Amritsar train tragedy: People on tracks were negligent, finds probe report; gives clean chit to Indian Railways
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Amritsar train tragedy: People on tracks were negligent, finds probe report; gives clean chit to Indian Railways

"Negligence" of people led to last month's Amritsar tragedy in which 60 people were mowed down by a train as they watched Dussehra celebrations while standing on a railway track, the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety said in his provisional report on Thursday, virtually giving the railways a clean chit in the case.

Amritsar train accident: Eyewitnesses, locals rubbish train driver's claims of being pelted with stones
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Amritsar train accident: Eyewitnesses, locals rubbish train driver's claims of being pelted with stones

In a statement given to police as well as the railway authorities, the driver of the train, which mowed down 59 people watching a Ravan effigy being burnt on 19 October, said he had not stopped his train because of stone pelting from the crowd at the accident spot. "I was at the spot. Leave alone stopping, the train did not even slow down. It seemed as if the driver wanted to mow us down. The train passed us in a matter of seconds.

After Amritsar train tragedy, kin of injured and killed frantically search for loved ones at hospitals
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After Amritsar train tragedy, kin of injured and killed frantically search for loved ones at hospitals

At least 59 people were killed Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of the Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak in Amritsar.

Amritsar train tragedy: Worst accident caused by 'trespassing' in history of Indian Railways, say officials
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Amritsar train tragedy: Worst accident caused by 'trespassing' in history of Indian Railways, say officials

The accident in Amritsar Friday night in which at least 59 people were mowed down by a train during Dussehra celebrations was the worst due to trespassing on the tracks, railway officials said.

Amritsar train tragedy: Most dead are migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, say officials
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Amritsar train tragedy: Most dead are migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, say officials

The accident has claimed 59 lives so far out of which 39 bodies have been identified by the authorities.

Amritsar train tragedy: How poor crowd management, official apathy and overcrowding led to Dussehra disaster
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Amritsar train tragedy: How poor crowd management, official apathy and overcrowding led to Dussehra disaster

The Ram Lila was staged this week—like it has been for at least 14 years—not on an open ground but within the four-walled compound of a rustic dhobhi ghat.

Amritsar train accident: Let's not railroad engine driver; public, politicians and police deserve fair share of blame
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Amritsar train accident: Let's not railroad engine driver; public, politicians and police deserve fair share of blame

The fear is that bureaucratic indifference, political sycophancy and arrogance, poor planning at the venue, a lack of basic safety norms will all be ignored

Amritsar train tragedy: Securing assets like railways key to avoiding mishaps; 1,400 killed in 2016 on Mumbai tracks
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Amritsar train tragedy: Securing assets like railways key to avoiding mishaps; 1,400 killed in 2016 on Mumbai tracks

What happened in Punjab, is an outcome of Indian Railways' lackadaisical attitude towards its right of way. Had it fenced the railway lines like it did along the route of the high-speed Gatiman Express, the tracks where the mishap took place on Friday would have been completely fenced by now.

Rail minister's ‘take a bus’ suggestion is like asking the starving to eat cake
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Rail minister's ‘take a bus’ suggestion is like asking the starving to eat cake

Mumbai's rail commuters are no whiners. Every commuter using a Western, Central and Harbour line train is actually a braveheart risking his life to get to work and back home.