10 injured as part of ramp collapses in Bhopal railway station
Ten people were injured when part of a ramp collapsed at the Bhopal Railway Station on Thursday morning. While some sustained critical injuries, no deaths had been reported, said a railway official. “Doctors are inspecting the injured at the Chirayu Hospital, where they were shifted from Hamidia Hospital. An inquiry team has reached the spot to ascertain the cause of the incident, which occurred at 9.10 a.m. on Platform number 3,” said the official, I A Siddiqui, Railways Public Relations Officer. “The cause is not known yet.”After the ramp collapsed, people rushed to the spot and removed several injured from the debris. The Railways have given a compensation of ₹5,000 each to the seven grievously injured, and ₹500 to others, said Mr. Siddiqui. The Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal, Uday Borwanker, wrote on Twitter, “I met the injured at the hospital and the doctors. The seven injured were given immediate treatment and their condition is stable according to the doctors”.Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was apprised of the incident and he ordered the administration to offer every possible help to the victims and ensure their treatment, State Congress spokesman Narendra Saluja said.Former Chief Minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “I request the government to offer assistance to the families of the victims. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”State Congress media chief Shobha Oza alleged that Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was yet to speak on the incident. “This reflects the state of the Railways despite its ₹70,000-crore safety plan. Last year, as many as 73 rail accidents occurred”.
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