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Five killed, 10 hurt in Delhi railway station stampede

November 13, 2004 16:08 IST
Last Updated: November 13, 2004 19:23 IST

Five women were killed and at least 10 others injured in a stampede at the New Delhi railway station on Saturday.

Two of the dead have been identified as Kanta Devi and Laxmi, railway sources said.

The stampede occurred on platform no 3 at around 2 pm when a large crowd rushed to catch the Patna-bound Jan Sadharan Express to be home for the Chhath Puja and Eid, the sources said.

Two women slipped on the stairs leading to the platform and many others fell on them.

The injured were shifted to a nearby railway hospital, where five of them succumbed, the sources said.

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has sanctioned ex-gratia relief of Rs 100,000 each to the next of the kin of those killed, Northern Railway General Manager R R Jaruhar said.


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Sub: Railway Accident

Hi, I heard that the accident occured after it was announced that the train which normally comes on Platform 3, was going to come on ...

Posted by Prasad K

Sub: The GRP sleeps. They must be punished

Whos responsibility is to manage the traffic? Its Railways and especially of GRP. What the heck do they do sitting there? Collecting money to give ...

Posted by cheez_m

Sub: life so cheap in india

At least a dozen top most railway authorities including the minister should be dismissed immediately so that this kind of tragic and shameful incidents do ...

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