New Delhi, Oct 20: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday expressed his condolences over the tragic Amritsar Train Accident.
Putin has offered condolences to President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I offer my deepest sympathies over tragic consequences of an accident on railways in Punjab. I ask to convey my words of sympathy&support to families and friends of killed people and to withe sh soonest recovery to those injured”, he said.
On Friday evening, a large crowd of around 700 people, watching Ravana effigy go up in flames amid exploding crackers spilled on to the tracks at Jora Phatak area when the Jalandhar-Amritsar Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) passenger train heading to Hoshiarpur from Amritsar came hurtling down.
In the tragic accident, at least 60 people were crushed to death by a train.