Train runs into crowd

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

A SPEED­ING train has crashed into a crowd watch­ing fire­works dur­ing a re­li­gious fes­ti­val in north­ern In­dia, killing at least 60 peo­ple and in­jur­ing dozens more, po­lice said.

The train failed to stop af­ter the ac­ci­dent on the out­skirts of Am­rit­sar, a city in Pun­jab state, said lo­cal politi­cian Pratap Singh Ba­jwa.

The Press Trust of In­dia news agency said two trains ar­rived from op­po­site direc­tions on sep­a­rate tracks, giv­ing lit­tle op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to es­cape.

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi said he was “ex­tremely sad­dened” by the ac­ci­dent.

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