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Two peoples die in stampede in India's Kolkata city
Last Updated: 2018-10-24 09:58 | Xinhua
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At least two people died and around 14 were injured when a stampede took place at the Santragachi railway station in India's eastern city of Kolkata on Tuesday evening.

According to local media reports, the stampede took place at the over-bridge connecting two railway platforms at the Santragachi railway station, when a train arrived at a different platform than where it was expected, and people ran in a bid to board it.

Kolkata is the capital city of India's eastern state of West Bengal. State Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee visited the spot where the stampede took place and took stock of the situation.

The injured were admitted in a local hospital, where at least three were discharged after medical care, a railway official in Kolkata told Xinhua.

Relief and rescue work is being carried out, and further details of the incident are awaited.

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