Kolkata: 4 to 5 individuals had been injured when a portion of the Burdwan railway station of Japanese Railway in West Bengal collapsed on Saturday night. Prepare motion was not affected, a senior official mentioned.
“A portion of the portico beside the enquiry counter close to the main entrance has collapsed. As per prima facie information, one person has been taken to the hospital following injury. Three-four other persons sustained minor injuries and were released after first aid,” mentioned Divisional Railway Supervisor (Howrah) Isha Khan.
A railway rescue crew and police have reached the spot. The official mentioned as per prima facie data, nobody was buried underneath the rubble.
“Our personnel there have informed us that no one was trapped in the debris. We are gathering more details to ascertain this. We will remove all the debris to see for sure that no one is there under the rubble,” he mentioned.
The railway has ordered an enquiry to know the reason for the mishap which occurred at round eight p.m.
“I can’t say at this stage whether there was any shortcoming in maintenance. That can only be said once the enquiry is over. Our priority now is to undertake rescue,” the official mentioned.
He mentioned there was no affect on prepare motion.
“There is no problem in the platform portion. We have already opened an alternate way for entry and exit of passengers,” mentioned Khan, who spoke to the Burdwan district Justice of the Peace after the incident.
An Japanese Railway spokesperson informed IANS: “Rescue operation is on. Senior officials have reached the site and are taking stock of the rescue operations.”