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Stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station; several dead, many injured

The stampede took place at around 10.30 am at a foot over-bridge of the railway station.

Written by: India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: October 03, 2017 18:34 IST ]
Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station | Raajeev_romi

Over 20 people were killed and more than 30 injured in a stampede at an over bridge located at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station. The stampede took place at around 10.30 am at a foot over bridge of the railway station. According to some reports, a rumour of the foot-over bridge falling led to panic.

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GRP Commissioner Niket Kaushik said of the injured 20 people have serious injuries, rest have minor injuries. The injured have been rushed to nearby KEM Hospital.

Officials have not confirmed any deaths yet and said they only have information of 20 injured. However, videos showing the packed staircase minutes before tragedy struck is enough to imagine its intensity.

Officials said that they were investigating the exact cause of stampede.

Meanwhile, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is expected to visit site of the stampede.

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