Shah Rukh Khan was on a train journey from Mumbai to Delhi to promote his film Raees. He was on-board August Kranti Express, which crossed stations namely Vapi, Surat, Vadodara. Unfortunately, tragedy struck at Vadodara station after a near-stampede broke out and caused casualties. The fans gathered at the station, to catch a glimpse of the superstar, were in a huge uncontrollable number. Police had to resort to lathi charge at a point to disperse and gain control over the massive crowd. This made fans go berserk, and in the mayhem that followed, many fans slipped and injured. One man passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest due to his health condition.
Farid Khan Sehrani was caught in the near-stampede, at the Vadodara station where he was with his family to meet a female journalist on board with Shah Rukh. Contrary the reports saying that the deceased suffocated in the stampede, he had suffered a panic attack. Although, the stampede worsened the situation but the deceased was a heart patient and collapsed due to cardiac arrest, that followed the panic attack. Farid had suffered a heart attack once before this. He was advised by doctors to not go out in crowded spaces due to his condition. Apart from Farid, there was another man injured in the mayhem. A few other including some policemen were also injured in the mayhem, reportedly. They have been admitted to the SSG hospital, and are undergoing treatment.
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Farid Khan was a member of the Samajwadi Party and ran a dormitory near the station, as per reports.
Shah Rukh starrer Raees was already at the thick of many controversies, and has added another one to the list. This might just work against the film, as it is just one day away from the release.
Also, present on the train with SRK are Sunny Leone, Ritesh Sidhwani, Rahul Dholakia, and many media personnel.
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