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Elphinstone Railway station stampede : At least 22 dead, 39 injured in Mumbai; Railway Minister announces inquiry, ex-gratia

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 9/29/2017 7:11:40 PM


At least 22 people were killed and 39 others were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station on Friday. The stampede took place on foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations. BMC’s disaster management unit said “required agencies have been mobilised.” Mumbai Police said there is a shortage of A -ve, B -ve and AB -ve blood group in KEM hospital.
Elphinstone station is usually crowded during peak hours as it caters to office-goers in the Lower Parel area. The station, on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban rail network, also connects to Parel station on the Central line.

 

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