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Deadly train accident which claimed 59 lives sparks wild protests in India

Deadly train accident which claimed 59 lives sparks wild protests in India

Wild protests have erupted on the outskirts of Amritsar city, Punjab state, of northern India after a deadly train accident claimed no less than 59 lives.

Reports say angry relatives of victims who lost their lives staged will protests on Saturday on the tracks where a speeding train ran into crowds celebrating a Hindu festival.

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Scores of protesters, who gathered on the railway tracks, condemned the Punjab state government and demanded action against the driver who was questioned by police on Saturday. Others blocked a nearby road.

Reports say India’s huge railway network is notorious for accidents that lead to thousands of deaths each year.

 

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