Mumbai –At least 22 people were killed and several others were injured in a stampede on a foot overbridge at Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai on Friday,President Ram Nath Kovind expressed grief over the death of 22 commuters and said: “Anguished by the loss of lives in the stampede in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families; prayers with injured”.
KEM hospital releases a helpline number for all those who need medical attention: 022-24107000.22 people were reported dead and several others were injured in a stampede that occurred at the Elphinstone Road railway station on Friday morning.While some of them were declared dead before admission, others died while under treatment at the hospital, while some are still being treated for their injuries. Senior officers from the Railway administration as well as the Railway Police are currently at the spot. The Railway Police will be recording statements from the injured commuters later in the day, said officials.
Railway Police officials said that the incident occurred on the foot over bridge at Elphinstone Road at around 10:50 a.m. on Friday.“The rains in the morning had caused a large number of people to gather on the foot over bridge at Elphinstone Road. At around 10:50 a.m., a part of the tin roof of the FOB collapsed, causing panic among the people,” said an officer with the Railway Police.The people, in their panic to escape what they thought was a major disaster, ended up creating a stampede on the FOB, and around 30 commuters were injured and rushed to the KEM Hospital in Parel.