Over 60 dead as train runs over people celebrating Dussehra near Amritsar

At least 61 people were killed and 72 others were injured on Friday when a speeding train mowed them down while they were celebrating Dussehra.

The accident took place near Joda Phatak area of Amritsar where a large number of people were watching the burning of Ravan effigy while standing along the railway tracks when the train crushed them.

The train was coming from Jalandhar to Amritsar.
Nearly 700 people were at the accident spot. The victims reportedly could not hear the hooting of the train due to exploding crackers.