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Elphinstone Road station stampede: Congress, Shiv Sena dub Railways probe report as ‘eyewash’

A five-member panel of the Railways said in its report that the stampede was triggered by heavy rains and ‘confusion’

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Elphinstone Road Station stampede: Western Railway probe blames heavy rain, panic

“The stampede took place because of the unexpected heavy rain which forced the public outside the station to rush to the staircases which were already crowded,” said Western Railway’s Chief PRO Ravinder Bhakar

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Elphinstone stampede: Panel to probe delay in issuing tender for foot overbridge

The tender was incidentally floated on September 29 –the day 23 people were killed in the stampede on the existing decades-old foot overbridge.

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Mumbai stampede probe: Railway officials given clean chit by inquiry committee

An inquiry team found that the Elphinstone Road station stampede was caused due to panic and confusion created on the foot overbridge, coupled with rains.

Report on safer train commute: A year later, GRP suggestions yet to be implemented

The report identifies 183 points across the local suburban railway services as “accident prone” with the stretch between Kurla and Mulund on the central line being “the most accident prone”.

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Elphinstone stampede: Multi-disciplinary units propose 40 new FOBs, 70 additional escalators

There are also recommendations for increasing safety equipment at stations that include walkie talkies, megaphones, more CCTV cameras, and installation of dividers inside the foot overbridges.

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Elphinstone stampede probe: Flower seller said ‘phool gir gaya’, others heard ‘pul’, says police

“Around the same time is when a young girl slipped on the stairway leading to a domino effect and ensuing a stampede. Looking to escape, people trampled over one another. Within ten minutes, it was all over”

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The agony and the city

Mumbai stampede was a systemic crime. City needs an empowered government of its own

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Elphinstone Road stampede: Injured 19-yr-old undergoes femur bone surgery

Akash Parab, who lives in Vikhroli, was among the 39 injured admitted at the hospital on September 29 after rains and peak-hour rush triggered a stampede on the foot overbridge that connects the Elphinstone Road railway station on the Western line with the station at Parel on the Central line.

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Mumbai Confidential: Birthday Boy

Sunday was his birthday, but the President Kovind did not take leave from his official duties. Instead, he flew to Maharashtra on the state government’s invitation for the inauguration of the Shirdi airport, and then to Mumbai for a function where Maharashtra was declared open defecation free.

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Elphinstone stampede: Among the deaths from cardiac shock, an 11-year-old victim

The Mumbai stampede began on 10.15 am, and bodies were pulled out till 11.30 am. Many of those who died were buried under at least four or five other people for over 30 minutes. 

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President Kovind lauds Mumbai resilience; condoles Elphinstone Road station stampede deaths

“I am anguished by the loss of lives in the tragedy. My condolences go out to the bereaved families, and prayers for those injured,” President Kovind said.

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Elphinstone road station stampede: Circumstances caused by rain and crowds caused stampede, says WR chief

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has assured that the new FOB will be ready within a year.

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Elphinstone road station stampede: CCTV footage from ticket counter of no help, says police

Camera captured only the crowd on the bridge, not the spot where the incident took place, says officer.

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Why Mumbai’s rail commute is (only) a sentimental spectacle

Mumbai’s trains and their commuters have long been romanticised which gloss over the defeated, dejected faces of the millions on board who face everyday dangers that range from suffocation to ripped kurtas, sexual assault to physical injury.