Most people in the affected families were small-time labourers, wood polish workers, sanitary workers, gardeners, painters, etc — most of them migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, settled in Punjab for decades.
The ground where Ravan’s effigy was burnt is a Municipal Corporation ground. Amritsar Municipal Commissioner Sonali Giri told The Indian Express, “There was no permission sought from MC and no permission was given from our side.”
A suburban network railway official said, "When the train was arriving at St.Thomas Mount, 10 passengers were hanging out of the door. They seem to have hit a wall or a pole and fallen down. Train was extremely crowded."
A local train rammed into the Delhi-bound Lokmanya Tilak Haridwar Express amid foggy conditions at Baghola village in the district on Tuesday (December 8), leaving the driver of one of the trains dead and two others injured.
Five persons, including a Congress MLA from Karnataka, were killed and two others injured in Bangalore-Nanded train mishap; A Mig-21 Bison aircraft of the IAF crashed in Jammu, with the pilot managing to eject safely.
At least 15 persons were killed and around 150 others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derailed near Bachrawan Railway Station in Rae Bareili district today.