The train accident in Amritsar which claimed lives of at least 60 people could have been averted had local railway officials informed railway authorities about the Ravan Dahan event near tracks, sources in the Indian Railways told a leading daily. They said no ‘temporary caution order’ was issued to alert loco pilot about the presence of crowd on tracks.
Bollywood celebrities, were caught up in the festive fever of Dusshera. As soon as the news broke out, imminent personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind sent heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Bollywood celebs like Ajay Devgan, Farhan Akhtar, Sonu Sood and many other post their condolences on twitter.
Saddened to hear about the loss of life in #Amritsar. Safety in public spaces HAS TO be taken a lot more seriously. Deepest condolences to all families affected by this tragedy.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 19, 2018
So disturbed to see the visuals of #AmritsarTrainincident 😭 have no words to express how sad is the whole incident. Mere negligence could cost so many lives. Wish it was not true. May God give strength to the families who lost their loved ones. Wish this was not true 😭
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 19, 2018
Pained to hear about the Amritsar train tragedy. Deepest condolences to the bereaved families.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October 19, 2018
Shocked & saddened to hear about the Amritsar train tragedy. It seems so unfair for a horrific accident of this magnitude amidst celebrations of Dussehra. Providence has strange ways of throwing challenges at the humankind.
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) October 19, 2018
A tragic incident that could have been avoided if only. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the families of the deceased and wishing a speedy recovery for the ones injured. #Amritsar
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) October 19, 2018
The #AmritsarTrainAccident is heartbreaking! Terrible terrible thing to have happened..This is just another example our extremely poor attitude towards caution and safety.. Prayers for all those suffering 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) October 20, 2018