New Delhi, 29 Sep: According to the latest news, there was a rumor about a short circuit and there was a panic among the commuters. Heavy rains led to a big chaos. And then the fatal stamped happened, killing 22 and many injured. The clustered exit lanes further worsened the situation due to the heavy rush.
Here are the LIVE updates:
-Ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to be given by the state Govt & Rs 5 lakh by the Railways to the families of the deceased people: Railway Min
-Will bear costs for the injured people; grievously injured to get Rs 1 lakh, minor injured to get Rs 50,000 ex gratia: Piyush Goyal
-Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Minister Vinod Tawde reach KEM Hospital
-My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured: PM Narendra Modi
- Situation in Mumbai is being continuously monitored. Piyush Goyal is in Mumbai taking stock of the situation & ensuring all assistance: PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
-NDRF team reaches the site of Mumbai Stampede. 22 people have lost their lives so far, 27 injured
-Anguished by the loss of lives in the stampede in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families; prayers with injured: President Kovind
-Shiv Sena leader Sada Sarvankar demands resignation of railway minister Piyush Goyal
-Death of 22 people have been confirmed & 27 have been injured: Anil Saxena, DG PR, Railway
-It seems all started when someone slipped because of the wet floor. Injured have been rushed to nearest hospital: Anil Saxena, Railway PRO
In a sad incident in Mumbai's Elphinstone Railway station three have been dead in stampede. More tah 26 are reported to b injured, with some having fatal injuries. The incident took place at Elphinstone railway station's foot over bridge in Mumbai. The real reason is still not clear, but according to the locals there are two exits at the station and tis has led to the stampede. The number of casualties are expected to go up.