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59 killed and 57 injured in a train accident in Amritsar, Northern Punjab

Punjab’s chief minister, Amarinder Singh has confirmed the deaths of 59 people and the injuries of 57 in a railway incident on Friday.

On that day a train ran over a large crowd which had gathered to celebrate a major Hindu holiday.

Chief Minister Singh has thus far declined to comment on the reasons behind the accident and has told reporters on Saturday that an official inquiry would be undertaken and completed within four weeks.