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22 dead in stampede on foot overbridge in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

At least 22 people were killed and several injured in a rush hour on a foot (FOB) linking and Parel suburban railway stations in this morning, civic officials said.

The tragedy took place amid rain in the city around 10.40 am when the was heavily crowded, a police official said.

Police suspect a short-circuit with a loud sound near the led to panic and people started running, resulting in the

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster control room, 22 people were brought dead to the 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.

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 12:48 IST