Mumbai: 22 dead in Elphinstone road station stampede

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As per the recent reports, at least Twenty-two people were killed and thirty people were reported injured in a stampede which took place at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station on Friday morning.

The incident took place at around 10.30 am which is considered as a peak hour in the city.

The stampede took place at the foot of an overbridge which links Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations.

Anil Saxena, Railway spokesperson said in a statement, “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”.

A police official said in a statement, It happened on the narrow staircase. All the injured were rushed to the nearest hospitals”.

The cause of the stampede was yet to be known.

It was reported that the rescue teams, local cab drivers, and workers helped to shift the injured persons.

The eyewitnesses told the media that at four trains arrived at the same time at the station due to which a lot of people were injured in the chaos.

Officials told the media that the injured persons were transferred to the KEM Hospital in Parel.

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