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Mumbai's CST overbridge collapse revives tragic memory of Elphinstone stampede: A look back

The incident is a grim reminder of the stampede that took place on a foot overbridge (FOB) connecting the local railway stations of Elphinstone Road. At least 22 people were killed and 39 others were injured.

Commuters, politicians pay tribute on first anniversary of Elphinstone stampede

A rumour about the overbridge "collapsing" sparked panic among morning peak-hour commuters on a rainy day, leading to people rushing towards its staircase with several of them slipping on the wet steps and falling over one another.

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Elphinstone tragedy: Families of victims to hold candlelight march near station

In all, 23 commuters died and 38 others were injured in the stampede on the FOB at Elphinstone Road station on the Western Railway (WR) on September 29 last year.

A year on, Mumbai Police to classify Elphinstone Road stampede as accident

The police investigation concurs with a report filed by the Western Railways, which had stated that a heavy downpour, combined with two trains pulling into both platforms and emptying out thousands of passengers into the staircases leading out into the exits, had led to the stampede.

Elphinstone road stampede: Survivors’ tales still full of pain; fear of bridge remains

Twenty-three lives were lost on the foot overbridge on Elphinstone Road station on September 29, 2017. Tragedy struck during the morning rush hour when rain caught commuters unaware, causing a stampede. For those who lived to tell the tale, the wounds are yet to heal.

With 2.64 billion passengers a year, Mumbai locals a trainwreck

75 lakh passengers travel on Mumbai locals everyday, 2.64 billion a year, in conditions an expert calls "cattle class". As unimaginative planning just adds stations and lengthens platforms to meet demand, and major projects miss deadlines, the September 29 stampede that killed 23 people was a disaster waiting to happen.

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Mumbai: Officials keep eye on crowd on foot overbridge during rains

On September 29, 2017, commuters had gathered on the foot overbridge and staircase at Parel to take shelter from the rain when tragedy struck.

Mumbai: Sensor mats used at Kumbh to be tried at stations

At present, 276 personnel of Maharashtra Security Force (MSF) are posted at different FOBs and in trains to manage crowds.

Elphinstone Road stampede: Rail tribunal awards compensation to victims

"The most important thing in the settlement of these cases is that the claimants have been awarded the compensation without engaging their advocates. The tribunal also ensured that the victims did not face any hassles," an official said.

Railways awards compensation to stampede victims, families

Following directions from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the Railway Board on February 28 had decided that Western Railway will not contest the claim at the Tribunal on humanitarian grounds.

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Elphinstone stampede: Mumbai pays tribute to victims on first anniversary

Commuters and politicians Saturday paid tribute on the first anniversary of the stampede at Prabhadevi railway station here which killed 23 commuters

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