Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai
Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai

Mumbai: At least 22 people died and more than 30 were seriously injured on Friday in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The injured have been admitted to KEM Hospital and other nearby hospitals.

An NDRF team has also reached the accident site. S. Jaykumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Central Region), Mumbai informed that overcrowding at the station lead to stampede.

He further said, “Twenty-two bodies have been recovered so far, and 30 people are injured.”

The stampede reportedly occurred at around 9.30 a.m. on foot over-bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations.

According to TV reports, blood required at KEM Hospital. The blood group is ‘A’, ‘AB’ negative. The helpline Numbers has been issued which are: 022 24136051, 022 24107020, 022 24131419

An Indian relative of a victim of a stampede on a railway bridge reacts outside a mortuary where bodies were being brought in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
An Indian relative of a victim of a stampede on a railway bridge reacts outside a mortuary where bodies were being brought in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
An Indian relative of a victim of a stampede on a railway bridge reacts outside a mortuary where bodies were being brought in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
An Indian relative of a victim of a stampede on a railway bridge reacts outside a mortuary where bodies were being brought in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian pedestrians walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian pedestrians walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Mumbai: People and police look on at the site of a stampede that broke out on the Elpistion Railway Station bridge in Mumbai on Friday. PTI Photo
Mumbai: People and police look on at the site of a stampede that broke out on the Elpistion Railway Station bridge in Mumbai on Friday. PTI Photo
Pictures by BL Soni
Pictures by BL Soni
Indian relatives of victims injured at a stampede on a railway bridge react as they wait at a hospital in Mumbai on September 29, 2017.<br />Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour September 29 killing at least 15 people, a disaster management official said. The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesman for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian relatives of victims injured at a stampede on a railway bridge react as they wait at a hospital in Mumbai on September 29, 2017.
Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour September 29 killing at least 15 people, a disaster management official said. The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesman for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”.
/ AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian security personnel walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017.<br />Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour September 29 killing at least 15 people, a disaster management official said. The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesman for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian security personnel walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017.
Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour September 29 killing at least 15 people, a disaster management official said. The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesman for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”.
/ AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian pedestrians walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017.<br />Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour September 29 killing at least 15 people, a disaster management official said. The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesman for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian pedestrians walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017.
Commuters stampeded on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour September 29 killing at least 15 people, a disaster management official said. The cause of the stampede was not immediately known but Tanaji Pawar, a spokesman for Mumbai’s disaster management cell, warned that the death toll “is likely to go up”.
/ AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE

Niket Kaushik, GRP Commissioner, informed that the exact reasons for the accident are still to be inquired into. Western Railway PRO Anil Saxena, however, said that a chaos was created as a pedestrian slipped after a heavy rainfall on the foot over-bridge and added that a probe order has been issued by the Railway Ministry to look into the cause of the incident.

“A large number of people had gathered on the foot over-bridge because of heavy rain. When the rain stopped, people started stepping out, and a pedestrian is believed to have slipped, which resulted in a chaos. There is no valid information as such about the situation and an investigation is underway. The Railway Ministry has given the order for a thorough inspection to figure out the cause of this stampede,” Saxena told media here.

Anil Kumar Gupta, General Manager, Western Railways, informed the media that there will be no change in train timings and they will be running on their scheduled times.

Accident Relief Medical Equipment Train was rushed to the accident spot and immediate medical assistance was provided to the injured.
Senior railway officers were also sent to the site. Elphinstone station is usually crowded during peak hours and the festive season in the country added to the intensity of crowd here.

Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai
Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai
Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai
Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai
Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai
Stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station, Mumbai

With PTI inputs.

(For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in