Foot Over Bridge collapsed at Bhopal Railway Station
A foot-over bridge collapsed at the Bhopal Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. According to officials five to six people are injured.
Bhopal: A foot-over bridge collapsed at the Bhopal Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. According to officials five to six people are injured. There were earlier reports of two people losing their lives in the incident but this was not confirmed by the railway authorities.
The victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, a public relations officer of the West Central Railway said. The passengers who got injured in the accident were admitted in Hamidia Hospital. Some of them are very citical and few lost their life.
However, some eyewitnesses said stairs leading to the over-bridge collapsed, injuring nine to ten people.
Further details are awaited. The PRO officer of railway station updated media soon after the accident took place.
A slab of a ramp connecting the foot over-bridge (FOB) between two platforms at Bhopal railway station collapsed on Thursday morning, injuring eight people, an official said.
One of the injured persons was reported to be critical and was referred to the government-run Hamidia Hospital here, West Central Railway, Jabalpur, Chief Public Relations Officer Priyanka Dixit said.
The mishap took place around 9 am when the slab of a ramp connecting the FOB between platform Nos. 2 and 3 collapsed at the station, she said, adding that eight people were injured in the incident.
"The condition of one of them is critical," Dixit said, adding that the victim was admitted to Hamidia Hospital.
The other seven persons were initially admitted to a railway hospital and later referred to the private Chirayu Hospital, she said.
Teams of railway doctors were present at both the Hamidia and Chirayu Hospitals to assist the injured persons, she said.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a tweet, said he was saddened over the tragedy, and directed the local administration to provide all assistance to the injured persons.