Kolkata stampede: South Eastern Railways to bear medical expenses of injured

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Oct 24 (ANI): A committee, comprising department heads of the South Eastern (S.E.) Railways, on Wednesday said it would bear the expenses of treatment of those who sustained injuries in the stampede on a foot over-bridge at Santragachi railway station. At least two people lost their lives while around 12 sustained injuries in incident which took place on Tuesday. "Out of the 12 injured persons admitted to the Howrah General Hospital last evening, five have already been released. Two persons have been shifted to R.N. Tagore Hospital and one person has been shifted to SSKM Hospital, Kolkata. The remaining injured persons will be shifted to S.E. Railway Central Hospital, Garden Reach," the statement from the South Eastern (S.E.) Railways said. "The Committee formed to conduct the inquiry will also look into the allegation regarding a change of platforms of trains," it stated. The stampede took place when three trains simultaneously arrived at the station around 6:30 pm and passengers rushed to the platforms to board. The Santragachi station is situated 10 km away from Howrah Junction.
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