Train in India hits crowd celebrating Hindu festival

(CNN)At least 55 people died and 60 were injured in northern India on Friday night after a train struck people celebrating a Hindu festival at a railway track, police said.

“The train came and it ran over the people who were there. The people were standing on and near the track,” senior local police official Parbhjot Singh told CNN.
The incident took place in Amritsar, located in Punjab state, to mark the Hindu festival of Dussehra.

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