In the result of a stampede at a railway station in the Indian city of Mumbai on Friday, September 29, killed at least 22 people, reports the newspaper Times of India. More than 30 were injured.
According to press reports, the incident occurred in the morning rush hour on the pedestrian bridge leading to the railway station “Elphinstone”. The bridge has gathered a lot of people trying to shelter from heavy rain.
According to preliminary data, probably due to a short circuit, which occurred near the bridge, and the resulting loud Bang at 10:40 local time, there was panic. People hurry to leave the bridge, causing a stampede killed 13 men, eight women and a child. On the spot rescue work.
The President of India, RAM Nath, Govind expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in his Twitter. The head of state said that he was praying for the wounded. Prime Minister Narendra modi also expressed his condolences in connection with the incident.
As reported by Hindustan Times, the government will pay compensation to the families of the victims and assist in treatment of victims.
Wounded taken to hospitals located near the scene of the tragedy. According to India Today, injured more than 35 people. The case is under investigation.
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