NEW DELHI: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday condoled the tragic death of a large number of people in the Amritsar train accident.
''Saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Amritsar India. Condolences go to the families of the deceased'', the Pakistan premier tweeted. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin also offered condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the train accident that claimed over 60 lives on Friday evening.
"I offer my deepest sympathies over tragic consequences of an accident on railways in the Punjab state. I ask to convey my words of sympathy and support to families and friends of the killed people and to wish the soonest recovery to those injured,'' said the Russian President.
More than 61 people lost their lives while 72 were injured on Friday evening when they were at a Dussehra celebration witnessing the burning of Ravana's effigy near Amritsar.
The accident occurred near the Joda Phatak as the festival revellers were on the railway track and could not hear the train coming.