Who are responsible for this tragic accident?
No doubt, this is the most tragic and terrified incident of the year till now. The video footage was really horrible to watch second time.
The exact number of people died is not known yet. The causality is not known yet. I am sure no compensatory amount no matter how big it is, to the family can console the hearts of families of the deceased. Whatever happened can’t be undone. But the point here is whose intentional or unintentional mistakes led to such a tragic mishap.
I am sure it is too early to get a proper answer on this. Twitter is full of anger or condolence tweets. Someone is blaming on Railway Ministry for this, which is not fare that what I feel. Someone blame is demanding the Railway Minister’s resignation. We will definitely witness some political blame game here. Opposition got a strong point here. Someone is blaming on those who don’t have understanding of basic safety, which is absolutely right. Center and Railway Ministry are targeting the local administration.
Extremely sad news coming about a major train accident near Amritsar
I appeal to all our volunteers in the area to help authorities in the relief work and provide whatever help we can in this moment of crisis
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 19, 2018
“The most painful tears are not the ones that fall from your eyes and cover your face. They are the ones that fall from your heart and cover your Soul.”#AmritsarTrainTragedy
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) October 20, 2018
Saddened by loss of lives in the bus accident at Adabari near Mukalmua. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. Praying for early recovery of the injured.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 20, 2018
Just heard about the Heart-wrenching news of the terrible train accident in Amtitsar. My prayers for the families affected.
Those who wish to donate blood should arrive at the Civil Hospital and Guru Nanak Hospital in Amritsar.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 19, 2018
Extremely sad to hear the tragic train accident at #Amritsar. I urge the Government and Congress volunteers to extend all possible support to the families of the injured and the bereaved.
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) October 19, 2018
#AmritsarTrainTragedy deeply saddened🙏 deepest condolences to the families.. prayers and love 🙏
— HINA KHAN (@eyehinakhan) October 20, 2018
Heartbroken for all the victims of the #AmritsarTrainAccident. Nothing can replace the souls lost. 😔 Praying for the injured and all the families. 🙏
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 20, 2018
Obviously people – apni life ki jimmedaari apki apni honi chahie … Govt may be good/great/bad/worst in organising public events but it is public who should always be alert and cautious…
— Deepak Goel (@goeldeepak09) October 19, 2018
The dead people, who did not have basic common sense and understanding of safety.
— Pawan Dalal 🇮🇳 (@_pd5) October 19, 2018
What's wrong with the common sense of the people?
Are the dead people small kids who don't understand where to stand and where not to?#Amritsar
— Pawan Dalal 🇮🇳 (@_pd5) October 19, 2018
The tragedy at Joda Phatak in Amritsar shows our callous attitude towards protecting precious human lives . Shows how little we are concerned about the safety of our loved ones .
Only a ' Ravana ' would allow burning of Ravana effigy next to railway tracks .
Wake up India !
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 20, 2018
Shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic train incident that occurred in Amritsar. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. I pray for the injured to recover quickly. Railways is conducting immediate relief and rescue operations.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) October 19, 2018
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 20, 2018
The train accident in Punjab in which over 50 people have died is shocking. I urge the state government & Congress workers to provide immediate relief at the accident site. My condolences to the families of those who have died. I pray that the injured make a speedy recovery.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 19, 2018
Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar. The tragedy is heart-wrenching. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and I pray that the injured recover quickly. Have asked officials to provide immediate assistance that is required.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2018
So disturbing to learn about the very tragic train accident in #Amritsar.
I am pained and speechless.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 20, 2018
Several questions arise over tragic train accident in Amritsar https://t.co/y43GOCouOS
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) October 20, 2018
God ! Mercy🙏 this shouldn’t have happened. Amritsar train accident. Prayers. Taking care, learning from it all fine but the lives, can’t recover the loss.
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) October 20, 2018
It is so disturbing and shocking to hear about the Amritsar train tragedy.. Prayers and strength to the families and loved ones of the people affected by the disastrous accident. This is just heartbreaking.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) October 20, 2018
The PM of Pakistan, Imran Khan also tweeted on this.
Saddened to learn of the tragic train accident in Amritsar India. Condolences go to the families of the deceased.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 20, 2018
As per the driver of the train, he got green signal on the track. Most interestingly some media are highlighting the fact that due to the late arrival of chief guest Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Navjot Singh Sidhu. The Ravan Dehan was supposed to happen at 6 pm and because of the delay, it started at 7 pm. Navjot Singh Sidhu accepts that the accident was because of negligence. But the question is whose negligence it was? Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh had ordered an inquiry into how a Dussehra celebration was being held next to a railway crossing. Is it the first time this celebration was held there? No one has noticed it before.
Question remains, who is responsible for this sad incident:
- Management team of the program.
- Local Administration.
- Railway department and train driver.
- State Government.
- Central Government.
- People who were standing on the track.
Obviously, it will be unfair to blame any government. It is sad outcome of our own negligence. Please share your opinion.