The Railways has set up a four-member committee to inquire into the circumstances that led to a stampede at Santragachi Station in West Bengal’s Howrah on Tuesday. Two persons had lost their lives in the incident, while 15 were injured.
The stampede occurred when an express train and two EMU locals arrived at the station at the same time and passengers rushed to the platforms to board the trains.
A South Eastern Railway spokesperson said, the inquiry panel will look into the allegations of negligence levelled against the Railways into the mishap. The spokesperson said, the committee will also probe claims of a last-minute change in platform for an incoming train, apparently leading to cross-movement of passengers on the Foot Over Bridge at the station