22 killed, over 30 injured in Stampede at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai

stampede at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai

Stampede at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai

At least 22 people were killed and over 30 others injured in a stampede at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai on Friday.

The incident took place at around 10:30 am due to a heavy crowd at the foot-over bridge after rains.

The stampede broke out around 10.30 am near a ticket window on the bridge between the busy Parel and Elphinstone Road stations. According to witnesses, four trains came at the same time and due to the rain, a few commuters slipped, which led to chaos in the surging crowd. There were more than the usual people on the bridge at the time, waiting for the rain to end.

“Many were waiting in the rain. There were too many people in a cramped space. When people were trying to rush to their trains, the stampede happened,” said railway spokesperson.

The Western Railways in a series of tweets said that the accident relief medical team is at the spot and medical assistance is being provided to injured.

“Senior Railway officers have reached Elphinstone Road station FOB to monitor relief work,” Western Railways said.

The incident comes on the day when Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is in Mumbai. The Minister was scheduled to board a local train at 1:00 pm at Vile Parle station and release the new suburban time-table at a function.

Injured 33 (24 Male and 9 Female) And Dead 22 (13 Male, 8 Female, and 1 boy)

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