Pakistan PM Imran Khan reacts to India train accident

Source: Khaleej Times

Around 59 people were killed in the tragedy.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently reacted to India’s train tragedy which claimed the lives of 59 revellers. The deceased were watching the burning of effigies as part of the Dussehra festival when a commuter train ran over them.

“Saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Amritsar India. Condolences go to the families of the deceased,” Khan tweeted on Saturday. His tweet was welcomed by Indian and Pakistani Twitterati which has already garnered over 4,000 retweets and 20,000 likes.

Twitter user @jaideepwadali from Amritsar, thanked the Pakistani Prime Minister: “We are with the people affected, being from same city. Thanks for your words Imran sir,” the user wrote.

Pakistani Twitter user @Waqas_amjad from Lahore also wrote: Nothing is more than humanity. May Almighty give patience to their families. Love and respect from across the border.” [sic]

A commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in the northern Indian city of Amritsar on Friday. The final death toll was capped at 59. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that nine of those killed were yet to be identified. The accident also left 57 other Dussehra revellers injured.

The Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy, within four weeks. It will look into all aspects, including whether the train followed the signals and if there was any trespassing.


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