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Amritsar train accident: Stone pelting by angry mob

Local people are agitated due to police and administration's lax handling of the situation after the accident.

Published: 21st October 2018 06:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2018 06:28 PM   |  A+A-

Amritsar train accident

People gather near the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar. | PTI

By UNI

AMRITSAR: A cop was injured on Sunday when angry mob pelted stones on police party at Joda Phatak where a ghastly train accident claimed 60 lives on Friday.

Police sources said that people were agitating and had blocked the railway tracks.

When a police party was trying to clear the tracks, the protestors started pelting stones at them.

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Local people are agitated due to police and administration's lax handling of the situation after the accident.

The agitators demands included tracing missing persons, adequate compensation for victims families and action against organizers of Dusshera function, and authorities who gave permission for the function to be held near tracks.

According to railway sources, due to agitation some train services had to be cancelled.



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