At least 22 people have died and another 30 injured in a stampede at the foot over bridge at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station on Friday. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains.
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12.52: President Ram Nath Kovind tweets about the stampede: “Anguished by the loss of lives in the stampede in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families; prayers with injured”.
12:25pm: Death toll rises to 22, says KEM hospital.
12:12pm: Senior railway officials have reached the Elphinstone Road station foot-over bridge to monitor relief work, added Jain.
12:10pm: Mukul Jain, divisional railway manager, Western Railway, said, “About 30 persons are reportedly injured. The accident relief medical team has reached the spot, and medical assistance is being provided to the injured.”
11:59am: An eyewitness, who was standing at the station platform when the incident took place, said, “Commuters started panicking after somebody shouted that the bridge was collapsing and that there was a short circuit. People started pushing and those in the middle of the stairs fell. Many commuters who tried to escape through the railing got stuck.”