SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
OVERCROWDING AT SANTRAGACHI STATION-TWO DEAD & TWELVE INJURED
Kolkata, 23rd October, 2018:
Two persons have died and twelve others suffered injury due to overcrowding and heavy rush at Santragachi Station today evening at about 18.00 hrs.
As per latest report, two persons have been declared dead in this unfortunate incident at Santragachi. The list of persons declared dead is given below:-
·Kala Kant Singh (M-32), S/o Madan Singh
Resident of Raina, Kolaghat, East Midnapur, West Bengal
·Taser Sardar (M-61), S/o Kuran Sardar
Resident of Harihar Para, Nasirpur, Murshidabad, West Bengal
The list of injured persons admitted to Howrah General Hospital is given below:-
·Sk Rahul Amin
·Amrendra Nath Dutta
·Sk Akramul Haque
Indian Railways has declared compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for death cases, Rs. 1 lakh for grievous injury and Rs. 50 thousand for those who sustained minor injury. Medical expenses for injured passengers will be borne by railway authority.
Smt. Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal met with the injured persons at Howrah General Hospital and directedfor shifting of one injured person to SSKM Hospital, Kolkata on the basis of Doctor’s advice.
Railway authority has ordered an enquiry in connection with this unfortunate incident at Santragachi.