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Here are excerpts from a report filed by the PTI from Ahmedabad on 22 April: about the accident met by the ill-fated Sabarmati Express:
According to many passengers, the ''official help'' came three hours after the incident.
One of the injured candidates, Rajesh Singh from Jaunpur travelling in the S-9 coach, said: ''I...have injuries on my head and some of the authorities also asked me to shell out Rs 125 to get my head X-rayed in
Similar complaints were also expressed by other passengers who said that STD owners at Samalaya were charging exorbitant rates from the passengers who were trying to call up their relatives to inform about their condition.
''The STD owners at Samalaya were minting money by charging almost double for the calls that the passengers were making,'' said Rajesh Prasad, one of the survivors of the incident.
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