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Rail overbridge collapses at Bhopal station

Eight people were moved to a hospital in Bhopal as they were injured when part of a ramp collapsed at the Bhopal Railway Station on Thursday morning. While some are critical, no deaths were confirmed, said a Railways official.

“Doctors are inspecting the patients at the Hamidia Hospital. An inquiry team has reached the spot to ascertain the cause of the accident which occurred at 9.10 a.m. on platform number 3,” said Israr Ali Siddiqui, the official.

After the ramp collapsed, passengers rushed to the spot and removed several injured from beneath the debris, before rescue officials arrived.

Meanwhile, State Congress spokesman Narendra Saluja said that as soon as Chief Minister Kamal Nath was apprised of the incident, he ordered the administration to offer every possible help to the victims, and ensure their treatment.

Former Chief Minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “I request the government to offer assistance to the families of the victims. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”

Source: thehindu.com

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