Prabhadevi railway station, Mumbai earlier known as Elphinstone Road railway station got a Short circuit due to which 22 people got killed and 30 highly injured in stampede.
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The stampede occurred at 10:46 am alongside the narrow footover bridge leading to the exit of the station on the western railway of the Mumbai neighborhood teach services.
Mumbai: at the least 15 men and women were killed and 20 seriously injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Prabhadevi Railway Station on Friday morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal manufacturer (BMC) said.
The stampede happened at 10:46 am alongside the slim footover bridge leading to the exit of the station on the western railway of the Mumbai neighborhood instruct services.
Television footage from the spot showed people trying to climb over the railings on the stairway to escape the stampede. Sources said heavy rains led to the chaos and the stampede on the foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations in Mumbai took place at 10.46 am.
Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal is landing in Mumbai this afternoon, and he is likely to visit the spot.
Prabhadevi – earlier Elphinstone Road- Station is located in the heart of central Mumbai, within walking distance of many corporate and blue collar workplaces.
To the west of the station is the tony Worli district, home to some of the most expensive commercial and housing real estate. To its east lie the former textile mill heartlands of Lalbaug and Bhoiwada. The mills have been converted to super luxury malls.
Ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to be given by the state Govt & Rs 5 lakh by the Railways to the families of the deceased people: Railway Min pic.twitter.com/QG3XkiJcFE
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People saving life of injured victims and police at elphinstone station :
Minister of State Manoj Sinha has said that nobody should do politics over such an unfortunate incident. There are people who always look for opportunity. We are above politics on this issue, he said.
Stampede due to short cicuit at Prabhadevi railway station, Mumbai :
The total number of people who sustained injuries in the stampede this morning stands at 39, reports ANI.