West Bengal: Portion of Burdwan Railway station collapses, nobody is trapped, says Eastern Railway

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Updated: January 4, 2020 10:38:40 PM

According to initial reports, several people are fear to be trapped under debris. Injured have been shifted to the hospital. Fire officials are at the spot and rescue operations are underway.

Several people are feared to be trapped under debris.

A major portion of the main entrance gate to West Bengal’s Burdwan Railway station collapsed late Saturday evening. Informing about the incident, Eastern Railway General Manager Sunmeet Sharma said that a portion of a building at Barddhaman Railway Station collapsed at around 8:30 pm today. “Two persons who were injured in the incident have been shifted to hospital, while four others were given first-aid,” ANI quoted him as saying.

He also said that nobody was trapped under debris. “Nobody is trapped under debris now. The rescue operation is over,” Sharma said. Located about 95 km from Kolkata, Bardhaman Railway Station is on the busy Howrah-New Delhi line.

(More details awaited)

 

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