Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
News18 » India
1-min read

Mumbai Prabhadevi Station Stampede: Short Circuit Led to Panic?

The stampede occurred at 10:46 am along the narrow foot overbridge leading to the exit of the station on the western railway of the Mumbai local train services.

News18.com

Updated:September 29, 2017, 3:24 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Mumbai Prabhadevi Station Stampede: Short Circuit Led to Panic?
Commuters stand under a pedestrian bridge where a stampede took place at the Elphinstone local station, in Mumbai on Friday, September 29, 2017. The stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush killing a number of people, police said. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Mumbai: At least 20 people were killed and 30 seriously injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Prabhadevi Railway Station on Friday morning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

A Press Trust of India report quoted police sources as saying that a short-circuit accompanied with a loud sound near the footover bridge may have led to panic, resulting in the stampede.

The stampede occurred at 10:46 am along the narrow footover bridge leading to the exit of the station on the western railway of the Mumbai local train services.

Television footage from the spot showed people trying to climb over the railings on the stairway to escape the stampede.

The footover bridge links the Prabhadevi Railway Station and Parel suburban stations in Mumbai.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who hails from Maharashtra and is in Mumbai for a scheduled event, is likely to visit the spot.

Prabhadevi Railway Station, which was earlier known as Elphinstone Road Station, is located in the heart of central Mumbai, within walking distance of many corporate and blue-collar workplaces.

To the west of the station is the tony Worli district, home to some of the most expensive commercial and housing real estate. To its east lie the former textile mill heartlands of Lalbaug and Bhoiwada. The mills have been converted to super luxury malls.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Aditya Nair
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results