Expressing grief over the train accident in Punjab, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has questioned the level of preparedness for the public event near railway tracks.
More than 58 people were mowed down by a train on rail tracks Friday evening at Joda Phatak area near Amritsar during Dusshera celebrations. The revellers had spilled onto the tracks while witnessing the burning of Ravana effigy.
“The incident is tragic. We have learnt that some of the deceased belong to Bihar. Our condolences to all those who have lost their lives,” Kumar, who had served as railway minister under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, told reporters Saturday. Read More