Elphinstone stampede: PM Narendra Modi takes the note of the situation

On Friday, around 10:30 am due to heavy rains, passengers had gathered on Elphinstone and Parel connecting bridge. The stampede took place on foot over bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations, after which PM Modi took to twitter. Maharashtra Government orders probe

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PM Modi tweeted, “My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured.”

He also tweeted, “Situation in Mumbai is being continuously monitored. @PiyushGoyal is in Mumbai taking stock of the situation & ensuring all assistance.”

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CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Enquiry will be conducted by Government of Maharashtra and Ministry of Railways and necessary, strict action will be taken.”

He also tweeted, “5 lakh announced for the next of the kins of deceased and all the medical expenses of the injured will be borne by GoM.”

Updates from KEM Hospital

There is a chaos at KEM Hospital. Owing to which, there is a tight police security at KEM Hospital.

KEM hospital releases  helpline numbers for all those who need medical attention: 24136051, 24107020, 24131419

Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, reached KEM Hospital

Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar at KEM Hospital

IA Kundan, Additional Commissioner, BMC (Health) at KEM Hospital

Rail minister Piyush Goyal to reach KEM Hospital

Uddhav Thackeray, acting president of Shiv Sena reached KEM Hospital

In a rush-hour stampede, 22 killed (18 male, 4 female) and over 30 injured, as a crowd tried to leave a narrow foot over-bridge connecting two busy train stations. Injured admitted to KEM Hospital in Parel.