Worker dies after under-construction shed collapses at Shalimar railway station in West Bengal; four admitted in Howrah hospital

  • An under-construction shed collapsed at Shalimar railway station in Howrah district on Monday kiling one person

  • Four people were also injured and have been rushed to Howrah General Hospital

  • The construction work for the platform shelter was being carried out outside the passenger area by IRCON

Kolkata: A worker died and four others were injured when an under-construction shed collapsed at Shalimar railway station in Howrah district on Monday, a senior official said.

 Worker dies after under-construction shed collapses at Shalimar railway station in West Bengal; four admitted in Howrah hospital

Representational image. PTI

The injured have been rushed to Howrah General Hospital, Additional Director General, Railways, Adhir Sharma said.

The construction work for the platform shelter was being carried out outside the passenger area by IRCON, a turnkey government-undertaking, South Eastern Railway (SER) spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said.

SER General Manager Sanjay Kumar Mohanty has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident, he said.

Senior railway officials are at the spot to supervise rescue and search operations.

The Shalimar railway station is a terminal station on the banks of river Hooghly.

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Updated Date: Sep 30, 2019 20:09:42 IST