Elphinstone stampede: Patients and relatives share their ordeal

On Friday morning, an unfortunate and horrific stampede occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amid a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station. After this horrific incident, the relatives of the passengers rushed at KEM Hospital. Here, the patients and the relatives share their ordeal with My Medical Mantra

"If I don't stay with her now, who will?”

Pratibha Aterkar, a Ghatkopar resident works in a private company at Parel. One-and-half year ago, she lost her husband. She has two daughters and was the sole earner of the family.

According to Pratibha’s brother Vikas Javirkar said, “We got a call regarding the occurrence of the incident at 10: 15 am. An anonymous person took my sister to the hospital. She is suffering nose injury and has been advised to go for a plastic surgery by the doctor.”

Injured Jamaruddin Wasij said, “We stay in Mankhurd and work in a garment factory in Parel. We leave the house around 8:30 am and later the incident occurred. I don’t remember who admitted me in the hospital.”

Aparna Sawant,(32), a kalachowki resident, was injured while going to work. But her friend immediately admitted her in the hospital, due to which her life was saved.

According to her relatives, “The incident is unfortunate in which many innocent people have lost their lives. Government didn’t repair the bridge. Was government waiting for something major to happen? Though government is providing monetary help but it cannot bring back the dead person.”