14 people injured in 'stampede-like situation' at railway station in Kolkata

KOLKATA: At least two folks have been killed in a stampede on a foot overbridge at Santragachi railway station in West Bengal on Tuesday night, according to railway officers. 14 folks have been injured within the incident.


The incident passed off when an express educate and two EMU locals arrived on the station on the identical time at around 6.30pm and passengers rushed to the platforms to board the trains, he stated.

The Nagercoil-Shalimar Express and two EMU locals arrived on the station on the identical time, whilst Shalimar-Vishakhapatnam Express and Santragachi-Chennai Express have been scheduled to arrive shortly, SER spokesman Sanjay Ghosh stated.

The incident passed off between platform numbers two and 3 at Santragachi station of South Eastern Railway, about 10 km from Howrah station, he stated.


A large number of passengers either deboarded or have been ready to board trains on the identical time, resulting in a rush at the foot overbridge.


While 11 injured folks have been taken to Howrah General Hospital for remedy, three others have been administered first assist on the station, he stated.


Several express trains prevent on the station, except numerous EMU locals of SER.


Thousands of folks use the station everyday since it's more straightforward to commute to and from south and central Kolkata from Santragachi.
14 people injured in 'stampede-like situation' at railway station in Kolkata 14 people injured in 'stampede-like situation' at railway station in Kolkata Reviewed by kailash soni on October 23, 2018 Rating: 5
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