Tragedy strikes Kolkata again: 20 injured in FOB stampede at Santragachhi railway station, 2 feared dead

First Published 23, Oct 2018, 10:31 PM IST
Tragedy strikes Kolkata again: 20 injured in FOB stampede at Santragachhi railway station, 2 feared dead
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Stampede over a foot-over bridge in suburban Kolkata. At least one man in his 40s has been critically wounded. Eyewitness accounts suggest the stampede took place due to confusion among the passengers

 

Kolkata: The capital of Bengal met with a tragedy again on Tuesday. A stampede over a foot-over bridge in suburban Kolkata's Santragachhi railway station has injured at least 20. Unconfirmed reports suggest two persons have been killed in the incident.

 

Eyewitness accounts suggest the stampede took place due to confusion among the passengers of two different trains that reached the second and third platforms simultaneously. The already overcrowded foot-over bridge witnessed a sudden rush of footfalls to catch the two trains.

During the stampede, many were seriously injured. At least one man in his 40s has been critically wounded. Eyewitnesses say that the count of those injured could rise to at least 40. All the injured people were rushed to the nearest Howrah district hospital.

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