[Watch] 1 Dead, Many Injured In Surat Station Stampede Due To Festive Rush
Surat: Migrants heading home to be with their families during the festive season were caught in a pandemonium at Surat railway station on Saturday as they rushed to board a Bihar-bound special train.
At least one person was killed and several others sustained injuries in the stampede-like situation at the station.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident took place when hundreds of passengers made a beeline to board the Tapti Ganga Express train when it arrived at the platform.
Police said a number of passengers lost consciousness, some suffered panic attacks and dizzy fits in the maddening chaos.
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One person succumbed to the stampede, while two others have been hospitalised.
Another passenger suffered cardiac arrest but was saved by a police personnel, who performed CPR on him.
“In view of the festive season, Western Railway this year are running run 46 pairs of special trains. Over 7 lakh passengers are travelling to their destination using these trains,” informed Western Railway Chief PRO Sumit Thakor,