5 injured in stampede-like situation in Bengal railway station
    Kolkata, Nov 8 (PTI) Five persons were injured in a
stampede-like situation on a foot overbridge in West Bengal's
Barddhaman station on Friday, an Eastern Railway official said
    The incident occurred when people rushing to board the
Barddhaman-Asansol Passenger faced deboarded commuters of the
New Delhi-Howrah Poorva Express on the foot overbridge, the
official said.
    While the Barddhaman-Asansol Passenger had arrived at
platform number four at 3.10 pm for departure at 3.20 pm,
Poorva Express entered adjacent platform number five at
3.14 pm, he said.
    The rush to board the passenger led to a stampede-like
situation on the foot overbridge landing, causing injury to
five persons, he said.
    The injured persons were sent to Barddhaman Medical
College and Hospital, after being attended to by railway
doctors at the station, the official said.
    He said there are three foot overbridges at the
station and the one on which the incident occurred is not
frequently used by passengers. PTI AMR

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