A 19-year-old man injured in Friday's train tragedy succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Amritsar on Sunday, taking the death toll to 62. Municipal Councillor Rajinder Saini said Harsh, a resident of ward number 24, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening.
However, the death could not be confirmed from the district authorities.
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On Saturday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said 59 people had died, while Sub-Divisonal Magistrate Amritsar Rajesh Sharma had put the toll at 61.
The tragic incident took place on Friday evening when a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy was run over by a train near Joda Phatak in Amritsar.
At least 300 people were watching the 'Ravana dahan' at a ground adjacent to the tracks.