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'Raees' promotion: Shah Rukh Khan reaches Delhi, offers condolences for man's death, calls incident 'unfortunate'

After One Person Was Killed And Two Policemen Were Injured As Crowd Went Berserk When Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan Arrived At Vadodara Railway Station, The Actor Said That He Was Very Sad To Learn About The Tragedy.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Jan 2017, 12:04:42 PM


After one person was killed and two policemen were injured as crowd went berserk when Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived at Vadodara railway station, the actor said that he was "very sad" to learn about the tragedy. 

"It is unfortunate, my prayers are with the family of the deceased," the actor said when he arrived at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi at the end of his journey. 

SRK was travelling by August Kranti Rajdhani Express for promotion of his upcoming film 'Raees'. 

Officials at the railway police control room in Vadodara had said, "At around 10.30 PM the train arrived at platform number six of the station and halted for 10 minutes." 

"Shah Rukh's fans had gathered in large number to have a glimpse of the actor who had boarded the train from Mumbai and is going to Delhi as part of the promotional campaign for his film," railway police said. 

"The crowd went berserk when the train halted and began banging its window panes and even falling on top of each other. Police had to resort to mild lathicharge to control the crowd. 

"When the train started moving, people started running along with it. Due to the rush, one person died of breathlessness and two policemen posted there to control the crowd were injured," they said. 

Local authorities said the deceased has been identified as Farheed Khan Pathan, a local politician. 

The Bollywood superstar had boarded the train from Mumbai Central for Delhi as part of his promotional campaign 'Raees by Rail'. 

Cricketers Irrfan and Yusuf Pathan were also at the station to meet Shah Rukh Khan. 

Its unfortunate, my prayers are with the family of the deceased (died during commotion): SRK at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station #Raees

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First Published : 24 Jan 2017, 11:42:00 AM

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