Amritsar Train Accident: Dalbir Singh, who played Ravan, also died in accident leaving behind mom, wife and 8-month-old child

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 20: The tragedy is coming in various avatars in Punjab. The man who played the role of Ravan also succumbed to the deadly disaster that occurred yesterday.
Dalbir Singh, who played the role of Ravan in a Ramlila in the city during Dussehra celebrations, died in Amritsar Train Accident, yesterday. His mother says, "I appeal to the govt to provide a job to my daughter-in-law. She also has an 8-month old baby."
This can be called one of the worst train disaters as 58 people, all in a celebrative mood, watching the burning of a Ravan effigy from a railway track were crushed to death by a speeding train here in Punjab on Friday. This has resulted in big anger in the area and nationwide outrage. More than 72 others were injured, many of them seriously. And the counting is still on.
Chief minister Capt Amaranider Singh is yet to visit the site and the sources say thet he will be visiting anytime in the morning.
A large number of some 700 people were watching the huge Ravan effigy in flames amid exploding crackers while on the tracks at Joda Phatak near Dhobi Ghat within the city when the Jalandhar-Amritsar DMU passenger train coming to Amritsar from Hoshiarpur came hurtling down around 7 p.m.
It took just about 10-15 seconds for the train to pass -- and leave behind a heap of crushed and dismembered bodies.
 Eight trains have been cancelled and 5 trains diverted today between Jalandhar and Amritsar after a train mowed down 61 people near Amritsar on Friday, ANI reports.

Ten other trains have been short-terminated while 5 trains short-originated.