Amritsar Train Accident:Death toll rises to 62, many still serious

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 22: The death toll in Amritsar train tragedy has now rose to 62, and many accident victims continue to be serious. A 19-year-old man injured in Friday's train tragedy succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Amritsar on Sunday.

 Municipal Councillor Rajinder Saini said Harsh, a resident of ward number 24, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening. However, the death could not be confirmed from the district authorities. On Saturday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said that 59 people had died, while Sub-Divisonal Magistrate Amritsar Rajesh Sharma had put the toll at 61 on that day. The tragic incident took place on Friday evening when a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda phatak. At least 300 people were watching the 'Ravana dahan' at a ground adjacent to the tracks.

With Agencies