Elphinstone Road station stampede: Those responsible must be held accountable, says Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi expressed hope that Railway authorities and local administration undertake relief operations expeditiously and that a proper inquiry be conducted to affix responsibility and accountability.

| New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2017 2:12 pm
sonia gandhi, elphinstone road station, elphinstone station stampede, congress, sonia gandhi stampede, mumbai stampede, elphinstone road station stampede Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed anguish and sorrow at the loss of lives in the Elphinstone Road station stampede

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressed shock and anguish at the Elphinstone Road stampede in Mumbai that left at least 22 people dead and 37 injured. The injured are presently being treated at Mumbai’s KEM hospital.

Terming the tragedy as a man-made disaster, Gandhi said “such accidents could have been avoided had there been proper planning and concern for safety.”

The Congress president, in a statement issued also expressed hope that Railway authorities and local administration undertake relief operations expeditiously and that a proper inquiry be conducted to affix responsibility and accountability.

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