Driver’s Statement in Amritsar Train Tragedy

Driver Gives Statement in Amritsar Train Tragedy .

In a written statement to the Railways administration, Arvind Kumar, the driver of the local Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train that crushed 59 people near Amritsar Friday evening has claimed that he did, in fact, apply the emergency brakes but continued with the journey as people “started attacking the train by throwing stones”.

This claim by the driver is at odds with eyewitness accounts, and the several videos of the incident circulating on social media.

However, there will be no probe by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) into what is this year’s biggest railway mishap.

This is because the Railways Ministry is not calling this an accident as its passengers were not affected and its assets were not damaged.

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