SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
OVERCROWDING AT SANTRAGACHI STATION
14 PASSENGERS WHO SUFFERED INJURY DUE TO HEAVY RUSH AND FELL SICK DUE TO SUFFOCATION HOSPITALISED
Kolkata, 23rd October, 2018:
As per initial report, at about 18:00 hrs today evening, 14 (fourteen) passengers suffered injury and fell sick at Foot Over Bridge of Santragachi station due to overcrowding.
At that time 12659 Nagercoil-Shalimar Gurudev Express, 68007 Howrah-Belda-Jaleswar MEMU, 18007 Shalimar-Bhanjpur Simlipal Express and 38823 Howrah-Midnapur EMU local had just passed the Santragachi station. Moreover 58015 Howrah-Adra Passenger, 22853 Shalimar-Visakhapatnam Express, 22807 Shalimar-Chennai AC Express and 38917 Howrah-Amta local were about to leave the station.
Presence of passengers of eight trains at a time resulted in heavy rush at the Foot Over Bridge of Santragachi Station. About 14 passengers suffered injury and were admitted to Santragachi Railway Health Unit. Later, they have been shifted to Howrah General Hospital. Railway Doctors and Senior officers have rushed to Howrah Hospital for assisting the state administration. The detailed list of injured passengers will follow.