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Bengal Railway Station Stampede: At least two died and several injured in a stampede on a foot overbridge in Howrah

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 October 2018, 7:54 IST

At least two people died and several were injured in a stampede at Howarah’s Santragachhi railway station in Bengal on 23rd October (Tuesday).

This shocking incident took place at around 6 pm on a foot-over-bridge located on the railway station.

 

 

However, injured were immediately rushed to the district hospital in Howrah for medical assistance.

Meanwhile, around 10 people were discharged on the same day after getting the medical help.

The reason behind the stampede was that three trains arrived at the Santragachhi station at the around same time due to which large crowd rushed towards their train which led to the major accident.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced the compensation of Rs 5 Lakh to the family of the deceased.

She has also announced to give Rs 1 lakh as compensation to every injured. Also, Indian Railways have also announced that they would give an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased. While Rs 1 lakh to the critically injured and Rs 50,000 to those who have suffered from minor injuries.

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First published: 24 October 2018, 7:45 IST
 
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