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 tragedy highlights public's self-destructive impulses and contempt for authority figures
There is a cussed Indian gene that makes us act boorishly.
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
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
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.
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
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
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: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh takes stock of relief work; orders magisterial probe
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the Amritsar train accident after visiting injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy even as he urged the Opposition not to politicise the issue.
Amritsar tragedy: No permission granted for Dussehra event, says city municipal body, day after train mows down revellers
Day after a train accident killed 59 at a railway crossing in Amritsar, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation Saturday said no permission was granted to hold Dussehra celebrations at 'Dhobi ghat' ground near the site of the mishap
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.