At Least 50+ Dead After Train Plows Into Crowd During Major Event

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October 19, 2018

There has been some terrible news that has recently come in. A train has plowed into a large crowd of people, killing at least 50, including children. A video has captured part of the incident. The video is below. 

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep everyone involved in their thoughts and prayers. Many families have lost loved ones in this horrific accident. We also pray for the wounded as well. Will you join us in praying?

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On Friday, October 19, a speeding train ran over a large group of people while they were watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, according to "TIME." The train has killed at least 50 to 60 people.

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The festival took place on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. The event displayed the burning of Ravan effigy on the occasion of Dussehra. During the event, fireworks began, and, in order to avoid the flames, some people started retreating towards the train tracks, reported "Times Now News." A large group quickly grew.

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Shortly after, two trains arrived from the opposite direction at the same time, giving only seconds for the crowd to move out of the way. According to reports, one train is reported to be the culprit, and that train didn't blow the whistle as it sped through the crowd. That train didn't even stop after the collision, according to an eyewitness, reported "TIME."

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The state's top elected official, Amrinder Singh, said that at between 50 and 60 people have died. 30 bodies were removed from the scene by Friday evening, local time.

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The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals.

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There are no further details available at this time.