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Amritsar Train Tragedy: Avoid mudslinging, Navjot Sidhu urges political parties

Sidhu, who visited the civil hospital here to meet the bereaved families, said the accident was an outcome of negligence and that it was not motivated.

Published: 20th October 2018 11:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2018 11:00 AM   |  A+A-

Amritsar People gather near the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar Friday Oct 19 2018. Officials said at least 60 bodies have been found and many more injured have been admitted to a government hospital after the accident near the site of

By ANI

AMRITSAR: Expressing grief over the loss of life caused after a train mowed down scores of people here, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday urged all political parties to avoid indulging in mudslinging.

Sidhu, who visited the civil hospital here to meet the bereaved families, said the accident was an outcome of negligence and that it was not motivated.

Sidhu also asserted that his wife and Punjab Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu immediately rushed to the hospital to attend to victims and it is uncalled for at this moment to indulge in political mudslinging.

He said, "This is not the time to indulge in political blaming. The minimum that we can do is offer help to those injured and fasten the relief work. This is an irreparable loss. An accident should not be turned political."

On being asked about the role of organisers in the whole tragedy, Sidhu, however, evaded the question with a 'No comments' reply.

Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur, was the chief guest at the Ravana effigy burning event where the incident took place. Earlier she had told ANI that she came to know about the accident as soon as she left the site.

As many as 60 people were killed and over 30 injured after a train mowed down people watching Dussehra celebrations near a train track in Amritsar's Choura Bazar on Friday.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had ordered a probe into the incident and has directed senior officials to rush to the accident spot.



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