Elphinstone Road Station Stampede: At least 22 people have been reported dead while more than 50 have been injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station, news agency ANI reports. As per the reports, the incident took place at the foot overbridge of the railway incident. The casualties figure is not final and is likely to go up. The real reason for the mishap is not clear, however, it is being reported that since there are two exits of the station, it led to the stampede. No official statement on the number of deaths has been received yet. The Elphinstone Road Station is one of the most crowded railway stations of Mumbai. The stampede is the top trending subject on Twitter, here are some of the top reactions:
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“If we focused on improving our stations rather than renaming them, this tragic stampede may not have happened #Prabhadevi #Elphinstone (sic)” Sitaraman Shankar a Twitter user said.
If we focused on improving our stations rather than renaming them, this tragic stampede may not have happened #Prabhadevi #Elphinstone
— Sitaraman Shankar (@shankarsview) September 29, 2017
Watch | Stampede at #Elphinstone railway station in #Mumbai | To read – https://t.co/NCkFHTlKhD pic.twitter.com/eyt4Yn6gRb
— DNA (@dna) September 29, 2017
Gayatri Jayraman, an author, retweeted one of her tweet that date backs to 2014. In her tweet she had warned that an stampede can happen anytime. “Commuters have been coping with this for years! Ministers dont commute else theyd know. Shame on @Dev_Fadnavis @RailMinIndia #elphinstone,” she said.
Commuters have been coping with this for years! Ministers dont commute else theyd know. Shame on @Dev_Fadnavis @RailMinIndia #elphinstone https://t.co/z0Se1g2gRp
— Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) September 29, 2017
#Elphinstone stampede hasnt shocked commuters. They'd bin complaining about the bridge for many days now. Railway authorities any answers?
— Roshni Olivera (@RoshniOlivera) September 29, 2017
“Elphinstone stampede hasnt shocked commuters. They’d bin complaining about the bridge for many days now. Railway authorities any answers?” Roshni Olivera, a user said, she too pointed out about the repeated complainst and negligence on the incident. “Elphinstone just a stroke of luck that I am unwell and I am at home or usually I travel at the same time from the same station!!” Niyati, another user said.