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Anguished locals blame Railways for stampede on Elphinstone station footbridge

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 29, 2017, 1:30 pm IST
Updated Sep 29, 2017, 1:30 pm IST
At least 22 people were killed and several others were injured after stampeded on the foot overbridge.
complained that there is only one foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station. (Screengrab)
 complained that there is only one foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station. (Screengrab)

Mumbai: Angry locals and commuters have complained that half of the footbridge is occupied by hawkers. There is no space for people to walk, they said, while blaming the police for the negligence.

They blamed the Railways for the accident, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 22 people. 

 

They complained that there is only one foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station and close to 10 thousand commuters use it “every hour”.

The incident occurred during the busy hour of the day and rains made the situation worse. People waited at the station for the rains to stop and once it stopped there was rush to go out resulting in stampede.

 

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