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Amritsar train deaths: Probe blames negligence, trespass

Amritsar train deaths: Probe blames negligence, trespass

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2018 9:40 AM GMT

New Delhi: Almost a month after 60 people lost their lives, the probe by Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) into the Amritsar train tragedy on Vijaya Dashami day has blamed the “negligence” and “trespassing” of people standing near the railway tracks for the disaster. “In his report, the CCRS S K Pathak has concluded that the reason for the accident is negligence of persons who trespassed on railway tracks,” official sources said. The CCRS has noted that there were around 50 policemen on duty for the Dussehra function near Joda Pathak in Amritsar where the burning of the effigies of Ravan and others was on. “Some of the policemen tried to move the crowd away from tracks but the crowd did not listen to them,” they said quoting from the report. (IANS)

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