“All the injured workers have been taken to the hospital. We have to analyze the current situation and also have to look after the treatment of the injured person. We will also arrange compensation for the person who died in the incident,” West Bengal minister Arup Roy said.
“The state government is with the labors injured here in the incident. The Railway will give compensation to his family since the incident occurred because of the total negligence by the railway,” Arup Roy said.
The construction work was being carried out at platform number 2 by IRCON, a turnkey government-undertaking, a South Eastern Rail official said.
“At about 15 hours, one under construction platform shelter outside passenger area collapsed at Shalimar station. The work is being executed by IRCON under Shalimar station development project,” the official said.
The injured have been hospitalised, the official said, adding that the incident occurred outside the passenger area.