Gujarat: Stampede at Surat railway station leaves 1 dead, several injured

The stampede took place due to overcrowding as people who were traveling to their native places for Diwali had gathered at the Surat station to travel to different states.

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A stampede occurred at the Surat railway station in Gujarat leaving one killed and several others injured on Saturday.

As per the reports, the stampede took place due to overcrowding as people who were traveling to their native places for Diwali had gathered at the Surat station to travel to different states.

The incident occurred while people were boarding the train, killing one person, while several others fainted and were injured. Soon after the accident, 108 medical emergency rushed to the service where several people were sent to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Gujarat's MP and state railways minister, Darshana Jardosh, visited the hospital to meet the injured.

Speaking to the press, Chief PRO Sumit Thakor said, "In view of the festive season, this year, Western Railways have run 46 pairs of special trains with about 400 trips covering Mumbai, Gujarat, and parts of Madhya Pradesh. Over 7 lakh passengers are traveling to their destination using these trains"

Furthermore, he added, "Keeping in view the festive rush, special arrangements have been made for crowd management. Nearly 165 RPF and GRP jawans have been deployed at Surat station and additional counters have been opened".