Elphinstone bridge stampede: ‘I thought that was a hoax call’

Often people call and joke over the phone. In one such similar incident, Naresh Kamble’s wife got a call from his friend, to inform her about the tragic Elphinstone bridge stampede in which her husband got injured, which she dismissed thinking as a prank. But, when neighbour’s informed her about the same, she was shocked and rushed to KEM Hospital

Elphinstone bridge stampede: ‘I thought that was a hoax call’

At least 23 people were killed and 38 are injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains.

Naresh kamble, a Mankhurd resident, who works in a private company at Elphinstone, suffered a leg injury and was lucky to have been survived. Kamble is taking treatment in KEM Hospital’s ward no 25.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Kamble said, “I was working there since many years. The bridge is narrow owing to which there is a lot of rush. But such kind of unfortunate incident never took place before. We are all shocked. My friend, who accompanied me, pulled me out. I suffered a leg injury.”

He added, “The stampede continued for about 15 minutes and I was unconscious. After stampede, people started helping everyone. I was taken to KEM Hospital in the ambulance.”

According to Kamble’s wife, “Around 10: 30 am, I got a call from my husband’s friend, but I didn’t take it seriously. But after watching the news, I called on the same number. Then, I got to know that he was admitted in KEM Hospital. I was scared. I rushed to the hospital and I was relieved when I saw him.”