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22 dead in stampede on foot overbridge in Mumbai

MUMBAI: At least 22 people were killed and several injured in a rush hour stampede on a foot overbridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations in Mumbai this morning, civic officials said.

The tragedy took place amid rain in the city around 10.40 am when the FOB was heavily crowded, a police official said.

Police suspect a short-circuit with a loud sound near the FOB led to panic and people started running, resulting in the stampede.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster control room, 22 people were brought dead to the KEM Hospital in Parel.

Those injured were taken to various hospitals, he said.

Officials of the railway, police and fire brigade rushed to the site to carry out rescue operations. (AGENCIES)

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