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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu directs DG RPF to investigate Vadodara incident

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 January 2017, 15:25 IST

Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday ordered a probe after one person died as crowd went berserk after actor Shah Rukh Khan arrived at the Vadodara railway station last night.

Taking to the social media, Prabhu tweeted, "Directed DG RPF to investigate the matter and take stern action against any lapse."

Shah Rukh's ' Raees' train journey turned a bitter when a man died in Gujarat's Vadodara due to the chaos at the railway station, where fans gathered to get a glimpse of their favourite star.

Although reports said that the victim suffered cardiac arrest, his relatives claimed that the former died of suffocation.

Two cops were also injured as the crowd went berserk after Bollywood superstar arrived at the railway station by August Kranti Rajdhani Express.

Deeply saddened by the incident, the 'Dilwale' actor, while speaking to the media, said, "One of our colleagues was traveling with us. Her uncle came down to see her at Baroda. He suffered from a cardiac arrest. It was really unfortunate."

"We started the journey thinking we all will travel, spend time with each other when one of your own loses someone one trip like this, it saddens us all. On behalf of everyone, our prayers and blessings with the whole family. She has reached there. I just spoke to her. I think the burial is in an hour or half hour," continued SRK.

Adding, "We have some of our people with the family members there. Hopefully God will bless her soon."


First published: 24 January 2017, 15:25 IST