Video: Chaos at Amritsar accident site as protesters clash with police   

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 21, 2018, 01.11 PM(IST)

Train accident Photograph:( PTI )

Story highlights

A posse of police personnel has been deployed in and around the site in order to prevent any untoward incident

A tense situation prevailed at the Amritsar accident site as protesters clashed with security personnel and pelted them with stones after they were removed from the railway tracks, police officials said.

×

A Punjab police commando and a photojournalist were injured as the protestors, who were staging a sit-in at the site, started pelting stones and indulged in brick-batting, news agency PTI reported quoting police officials. 

A posse of police personnel has been deployed in and around the site in order to prevent any untoward incident.  

Officials said that personnel from the Punjab Police and Rapid Action Force have been deployed alongside the state police commandos, the report added.

The clash started minutes after the security forces removed the protestors, numbering in hundreds, from the track to clear it for traffic, the officials said. 

Local residents have been protesting at the site and blocking the railway track since Friday evening when 59 Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a speeding train.