More than 60 people have been killed and 100 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab state, police told the BBC. The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for Dusshera, a Hindu festival marking the triumph of good over evil. They did not hear the train approach as they watched a firecracker-filled effigy of the demon king Ravana burn. Children are said to be amongst the dead.
Victims were standing on the tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera.