20 dead and several injured in stampede : BMC

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

More than 20 people have killed and several injured in a rush hour stampede on a foot over bridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations in Mumbai at around 10.45 am on friday. It happened when nation was celebrating Navratra. President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister narendra modi have expressed condolence on it. They have asked the official concerned to find out the cause of the stampede and book the accused.

It happened amid rain in the city around 10.40 am so people rushed for shelter over the FOB. Meanwhile a short circuit reported happened with a deafening sound so people got panic and started running which led to the stampede, police said.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster control room, 22 people were brought dead to the KEM Hospital in Parel. Few injured were admitted in various hospitals. Meanwhile railway, police and fire brigade official have been sent to carry out rescue operation.

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