Mamata expresses condolences over Mumbai stampede

Mamata expresses condolences over Mumbai stampede

Akash Koteja, one of the injured, said: "Trains were rolling in and some people wanted to get out of the station, but others were not making way".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his condolences over the death of the commuters who were killed in a stampede.

The State Government and Railways will give an ex-gratia of 5 lac rupees each to next to the kins.

Goyal also hit back at critics of the project which envisages an investment of over Rs 1 lakh crore saying that India's proposed bullet train, when compared to the bullet trains running in other countries, could have the lowest cost of manufacturing.

In wake of Elphinstone station tragedy, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday held a high-level meeting and took some key decisions in the interest of passenger safety.

"The patient was put on ventilator as soon as he was admitted to the hospital".

In addition, the disaster management, fire brigade team also came to the rescue the people.

"There were too many people on the bridge, and the people were in hurry and wanted to move out", said Brijesh Upadhyay, one of the many caught in the crowd. After the stampede, many women became unconscious.

There were unprecedented rains in the morning and people were caught unawares.

Manish Mishra, who lives near the station, said he suddenly heard a loud thud when it was raining very heavily.

Reports said the two train stations are used by most of the commuters in Mumbai as the areas are close to many office buildings. Because of this, the accident has become quite big.

Photo taken on September 29, 2017 shows a stampede site in Mumbai, India. Of the five, two men were taken to the police room at the hospital.

"Until present infrastructure of local railways is made better, not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for the bullet train in Mumbai", Raj said. But this was not given due attention from the administration. "At the same time, people were trying to climb up the FOB to reach the platform", he said, adding a passenger fell down, and at the same time lightning occurred, triggering rumours of a short circuit.

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