Amritsar Train Accident Death Toll Rises To 62

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Harsh, a resident of ward number 24, died on Sunday evening. (File)

Amritsar:

A 19-year-old man injured in Friday's train tragedy died of his injuries at a hospital on Sunday, taking the death toll to 62.

Municipal Councillor Rajinder Saini said Harsh, a resident of ward number 24, died on Sunday evening.

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

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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 celebrating Dussehra that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak.

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

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