ALSO READ15 dead in stampede on foot overbridge in Mumbai 3 killed, 20 injured in stampede on foot overbridge in Mumbai 22 killed, 30 injured in stampede near Mumbai's Elphinstone Station Mumbai's Elphinstone now renamed 'Prabhadevi' station, CST gets tweaked too Mumbai rains: Situation under control, says BMC chief
At least 22 people were killed and several injured in a rush hour stampede on a foot overbridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations in Mumbai this morning, civic officials said. The tragedy took place amid rain in the city around 10.40 am when the FOB was heavily crowded, a police official said. Police suspect a short-circuit with a loud sound near the FOB led to panic and people started running, resulting in the stampede. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster control room, 22 people were brought dead to the KEM Hospital in Parel. Those injured were taken to various hospitals, he said. Officials of the railway, police and fire brigade rushed to the site to carry out rescue operations.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)