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Action will be taken based on probe report: CM on Amritsar train tragedy 

Tel Aviv, October 24

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that he would decide on taking action after receiving the report of a probe into the tragic Amritsar train accident in which 59 Dussehra revellers were killed after being mowed down by a train.

Singh, who is on a five-day visit to Israel since Monday, said that the probe he has ordered into the Amritsar accident is underway and its report to ascertain where the responsibility lies is awaited.

Asked if he considered cutting short his visit to Israel, the chief minister told PTI that his trip was planned a long time ago, “I definitely considered calling it off in the wake of the train accident”.

“I did postpone my departure by a couple of days and spent the whole of Saturday in Amritsar. Even before leaving on Sunday, I spent all my time reviewing the situation and discussing it with my Cabinet colleagues and officials, and left only after being satisfied with the way things were being handled on the ground.”

“Even after coming here, I am in constant touch with my cabinet colleagues and other officials on the ground and I am reviewing the situation every day. If at all I feel the situation warrants, I will naturally leave and get back home without a second thought,” Singh said.

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