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Fearing violence, huge police deployment at Amritsar accident site

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Amritsar, Oct 20: Punjab Police commandos and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have been deployed at the site of a train accident, which claimed 61 lives, to manage a huge crowd on Saturday.

Punjab Police personnel at the scene of the accident along train tracks in Amritsar

A heavy police deployment has been made to keep the situation in order. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will visit the site later in the day.

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The accident took place near Amritsar, when a train ran through the crowd that had assembled across the tracks to watch the Dussehra event.

At least 61 people were killed and 72 injured Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said.

The train was coming from Jalandhar when the accident occurred at Joda Phatak near Amritsar, where at least 300 people were watching 'Ravana dahan' at a ground adjacent to the tracks.

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On Saturday, Singh ordered an inquiry into the tragic Amritsar train accident.

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