Several people injured in stampede at Bengal railway foot overbridge

Santragachhi Railway Bridge Stampede

Kolkata, Oct 23 : At least 14 people, including two children, sustained severe injuries on Tuesday in a stampede at a railway foot overbridge at Santragachhi station in Howrah, police said.

The stampede occurred around 6 p.m. when the commuters hurriedly tried to cross the foot overbridge between two platforms following an announcement of two trains coming simultaneously on two adjacent tracks.

“14 people have been injured and they are being treated in the hospital,” said a senior officer at the Santragachhi police station.


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