The Elphinstone stampede was triggered after falling concrete hit the overpass railing. According to Mumbai police, the leading people in the crowd to surge forward to escape because they feared the bridge would collapse. The tragedy took lives of 27 people, injured more than 80, said the local police.
Hospital authorities In KEM hospital have responded by saying there is a severe shortage of blood in KEM Hospital. B- and AB- blood groups needed urgently.
The tragedy took place on September 29, during the rush hour, the witnesses said. The bridge between Parel Station and Elphinstone Railway station was jam-packed, his fragment of the path is used as a crossover by passengers who use it to interchange between Central and Western Railway stations.
Indian prime minister Modi offers condolences to all those who have lost their lives in Mumbai stampede, he expressed his deepest condolences and urged to pray for the lives of the injured passengers who are in the hospital beds now, many of them are in critical situation.
“Prayers with those who are injured,”
PM Mori tweeted on Sep 29. Fire Brigade, GRP and police officials have rushed to the spot. The incident comes on the day Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is to visit Mumbai.
The police reported that at least 22 people were killed and 27 others injured in a stampede on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during morning’s rush-hour on September 29, 2017.