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Kolkata: Passengers collapse as metro gets stuck in tunnel for hours

Commuters were evactuated after a south-bound Kolkata metro train was stuck in a tunnel for over one and a half hours.

Times Now reports that the metro train was stuck due to a technical snag. Some of the passengers fell unconscious and had to be carried out of the metro station.

 Kolkata: Passengers collapse as metro gets stuck in tunnel for hours

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The Kolkata Metro PRO RN Mahapatra said that right after the incident occurred the passengers were evacuated. "Nobody was reported sick," he said, despite the television visuals that showed several passengers who had fainted being carried out.

The problem with the train developed after it left the Park Street metro station at 11.25 am.

Mahapatra said that all the passengers were evacuated from both sides of the rake by ladders which went down to the tracks.

Meanwhile, CNN-IBN reported that since the metro line is extremely old it took so long to evacuate the passengers.

Normal services were disrupted following the snag. The railway authorities ran truncated services from Dum Dum to Central on one side and Mahanayak Uttamkumar (Tollygunge) to Kavi Subhas (New Garia) on the other.

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Updated Date: Jun 23, 2014 16:14:46 IST