Friday 26 Apr, 2019

Punjab train accident: 59 dead

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The death toll in Punjab train accident rose to 59. 39 dead bodies were not identified.

More than 100 people are being treated for injuries. The Punjab government has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the incident.

The Congress has claimed that the Central Rail Board is responsible for the accident. The BJP has reacted to the Congress party's reply to the celebration held without permission.

BJP president also accused the wife of former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Sidhu conducted the celebrations here. 

Amritsar has witnessed the biggest train accident in the country this year. The eyewitnesses point out that another train was passing through the track at the time in which Jalandhar Express, which had crashed into Dussehra celebrations. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered an inquiry into the accident.

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