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Two injured as portion of railway station building collapses in West Bengal’s Barddhaman

A portion of the Barddhaman Railway Station building collapsed in West Bengal’s Purba Barddhaman district on January 4, 2020.

A portion of the Barddhaman Railway Station building collapsed in West Bengal’s Purba Barddhaman district on January 4, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Two injured were taken to Barddhaman Medical College and Hospital.

A portion of the Barddhaman railway station building collapsed at around 8.10 p.m. on January 4. Senior officers of the Eastern Railway said preliminary reports did not indicate that anyone was buried under the debris. 

Two persons were injured in the collapse and were taken to Barddhaman Medical College and Hospital.

“So far there are no reports of any one trapped under the debris. We are trying to assess the situation,” said Ishaq Khan, Divisional Railway Manager, Howrah.

A portion of the Bardhaman railway station building collapsed late on Saturday evening

A portion of the Bardhaman railway station building collapsed late on Saturday evening   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Mr. Khan said since the railway platform was not affected, services would not be disturbed. 

The entire area around the building was evacuated as authorities fear that the remaining structure could also come down. 

Bardhaman is a junction on the Howrah-Delhi main line of the Eastern Railway, about 90 km from Kolkata, and is usually very crowded. 

According to locals, there was some noise before the structure came down and people moved away, avoiding a major catastrophe. 

 

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