Elphinstone Railway Station Stampede in Mumbai: PM Narendra Modi expresses condolence; here’s what else he said

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New Delhi | Published: September 29, 2017 1:41:05 PM

Elphinstone Railway Station Stampede in Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his condolences on the demise of a number of people who lost their lives in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station.

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Elphinstone Railway Station Stampede in Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his condolences on the demise of a number of people who lost their lives in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. “Situation in Mumbai is being continuously monitored. @PiyushGoyal is in Mumbai taking stock of the situation & ensuring all assistance(sic),” Modi said. “My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured,” he added. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered a high level probe in the incident. “Just landed in Mumbai. Deeply grieved at tragic loss of innocent lives due to an unfortunate stampede at Elphinstone Road foot over bridge,” Goyal tweeted. “My heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured persons,” he added. “Have ordered a high level enquiry headed by the Chief Safety Officer, Western Railways,” he further tweeted.

At least 22 people have been reported dead while more than 50 have been injured the incident, news agency ANI reports. Reports said that incident took place at the foot overbridge of the railway incident.

The number of casualties is likely to increase. The actual reason for the mishap is not clear, however, it is being reported that the dual exit route at the station led to the stampede. However, no official statement on the number of deaths has been received yet. The Elphinstone Road Station is considered one of the most crowded railway stations in the city.

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