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Elphinstone Railway Station stampede: Aftermath of tragedy that took at least 22 liveshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/elphinstone-railway-station-stampede-mumbai-4866768/

Elphinstone Railway Station stampede: Aftermath of tragedy that took at least 22 lives

At least 22 people have died and as many as 33 injured in a stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Railway Station on Friday. The tragedy took place amid rain in the city around 10.40 am when the foot overbridge (FOB) was heavily crowded, a police official said.

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At least 22 people were killed in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station on Friday. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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The stampede took place on a foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Initial reports suggest more than 33 people are injured. BMC’s disaster management unit said “required agencies have been mobilised.” (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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In this photo, footwear, umbrellas, flowers and other belongings of the poeple injured in the stampede lie scattered at the site of the accident (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Police suspect a short-circuit with a loud sound near the foot overbridge led to panic and people started running, resulting in the stampede. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Mumbai police personnel reached the accident site and took stock of the situation. They helped in moving the injured to the hospital. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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“Of the injured 20 people have serious injuries, rest have minor injuries. Can’t comment more right now,” Niket Kaushik, GRP Commissioner was quoted as saying by ANI. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Speaking to media, commuters said the foot overbridge at Elphinstone was narrow and there is always a rush during the peak hours. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Senior Railway officers have reached Elphinstone station to monitor relief work. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Workers can been seen clearing the railway tracks for Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's visit to the Elphinstone station in Mumbai. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hits out at the government after the Elphinstone stampede.

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“There were dead bodies on me and underneath me. I was pulled out. I drank water and looked for my friend. He is badly injured,” said Mohammed Hasan, an eyewitness, said.

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NDRF team reaches the spot of Mumbai stampede, reported ANI. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has reached Mumbai. “Have ordered a high-level enquiry headed by the Chief Safety Officer, Western Railways,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai police said A -ve, B -ve and AB -ve blood is required in KEM hospital for the injured.

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Rajesh Verma, one of the commuters at the station, said as it started raining, people started crowding the foot overbridge and refused to leave.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the Elphinstone stampede was “a man-made disaster”.

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Expressing her concerns over rail safety, Sonia Gandhi said “such accidents could have been avoided had there been proper planning and concern for safety.”

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Family members and relatives of the people injured in the Elphinstone road-Parel stampede at the KEM hospital in Parel. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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The station, on the Western Line of the Mumbai suburban rail network, also connects to Parel station on the Central line. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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Reflecting on the incident, MoS Railways Manoj Sinha insisted that the tragic incident happened due to stampede and that no question has been raised on the structural strength of the bridge, ANI reported. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at the KEM hospital in Parel on Friday. (Source: Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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Goyal also announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh to grievously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who suffered minor injuries. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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A Class 4 student was among those killed (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)