According to reports, at least 22 people have been declared dead, while other reports suggest that more than 30 have been injured in a stampede that occurred in Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road and Parel stations.
The injured have been taken to KEM hospital.
According to NDTV, 4 trains arrived at the same time and a few commuters slipped due to the rains, leading to the tragedy.
Police investigations suggest that a short circuit caused a loud noise leading people to panic and was the cause of the stampede.
The President and Prime Minister meanwhile have issued their condolences.
Anguished by the loss of lives in the stampede in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families; prayers with injured — #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 29, 2017
My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 29, 2017
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the deceased and assured that all the expenses of the injured would be bore by the state government.
₹5 lakh announced for the next of the kins of deceased and all the medical expenses of the injured will be borne by GoM.#Elphinstone— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 29, 2017
The injured are being treated currently in the KEM hospital and any volunteers willing to donate blood can confirm requirement with the information given below: