Amritsar train tragedy: One more succumbs to injuries; death toll 62

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 22, 2018, 12.04 PM(IST)

Railway protection Force personnel guard a railway crossing near the accident site in Amritsar. Photograph:( PTI )

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Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said that 59 people had died, while Sub-Divisonal Magistrate Amritsar Rajesh Sharma had put the toll at 61 on that day.

A 19-year-old man injured in Friday's train tragedy succumbed to his wounds at a hospital here Sunday, taking the death toll to 62.

Municipal Councillor Rajinder Saini said Harsh, a resident of ward number 24, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening.

However, the death could not be confirmed from the district authorities.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said that 59 people had died, while Sub-Divisonal Magistrate Amritsar Rajesh Sharma had put the toll at 61 on that day.

The tragic incident took place on Friday evening when a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak here.

At least 300 people were watching the 'Ravana dahan' at a ground adjacent to the tracks.