New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, a slab of foot overbridge fell at Balharshah Railway Junction in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur on Sunday, November 27, 2022, claiming one life and leaving 12 injured. The slab fell on the passengers walking beneath it on the railway platform. As per the reports, few passengers got critically injured after coming in contact with high-voltage overhead wires.
A huge part of pre-cast slab of Foot over bridge at the railway station of the Balharshah division fell down at around 5:10 PM today leaving 12 persons injured and killing one. The FOB where the incident took place is connected to platform number 1 and 2 of the station under Nagpur division of the Central Railway (CR).
“A large number of passengers were using the FOB in order to catch a Pune-bound train when a part of it suddenly caved in. As a result, 13 people fell around 20 feet down on the railway track,” an official of the Government Railway Police (GRP) said.
The injured were taken to the Ballarpur Rural Hospital and some of them were later shifted to Chandrapur Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and a private hospital, the district information office said.
“Of the two seriously injured, Neelima Rangari, a 48-year-old woman, died at a private hospital while undergoing treatment and another person is in the intensive care unit (ICU) there,” Chandrapur district collector Vinay Gowda said. Rangari, a local resident, was a teacher, police said.
Five are being treated at the GMCH, while others were discharged after preliminary treatment, he said.
Meanwhile, Railway has announced Ex gratia Rs 1 lakh to grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who sustained simple injuries. “Injured persons are being given the best medical treatment by shifting them to other hospitals for quick recovery,” said CPRO Sutar
Chandrapur, Maharashtra | Part of pre-cast slab of Foot over bridge at Balharshah, Nagpur division fell down at around 5.10pm today. 4 persons injured in incident & all have been shifted to Civil Hospital after giving first aid. No casualties reported: Shivaji Sutar, CPRO CR
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“A large number of passengers were using the FoB to board a Pune-bound train when a part of it suddenly caved in. As a result, some people fell on the railway track below from a height of around 20 feet,” the official of the Government Railway Police (GRP) said.
The Central Railway (CR) said in a press release that a part of the pre-cast slab of the FoB connecting platform number 1 and 2 collapsed, but the other part of the bridge is intact.