In a shocking incident that clearly highlights the sorry state of affairs of Indian Railways, a stampede occurred at the narrow overbridge connecting Elphinstone Road and Parel stations killing 22 people and injuring many more. The incident happened at 10.30 am today near a ticket window on the bridge between Parel and Elphinstone Road stations. Thanks to the heavy rains, the trains were getting delayed, and unfortunately four trains arrived at the same time on both the stations, leading to an unusual rush. As per certain eye-witnesses, there was a loud noise which scared the commuters leading to a chaos that led to the stampede.
As soon as the details of the tragic incident made its way into public, people have taken to Twitter to express their shock over the incident, with many blaming the railway administrators for the lack of apathy towards repairing the bridge. Celebs like Mohanlal, R Madhavan, Shekhar Kapur, Raveena Tandon, Boman Irani have taken to Twitter to express their concern over the incident.
Our politics today are measured in the cost of human lives #elphinstone
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) September 29, 2017
Oh my God … HEARTBREAKING.. will getting over this without making an improvement or dramatic change, be indifference or resilience? https://t.co/JuFS37sagJ
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) September 29, 2017
Scary. Tragic. Avoidable . #Elphinstone tragedy.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 29, 2017
Tragic . Deepest condolences to the victims families .an avoidable tragedy . Very unfortunate. https://t.co/LQTiVn5I5F
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 29, 2017
Sad to hear about Stampede at #elphinstone
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) September 29, 2017
Please Help. https://t.co/InRiZPC8sX
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 29, 2017
If you are in Mumbai and your blood group is A -ve, B -ve and AB -ve, please contact the blood bank at KEM Hospital. Now is the time to show some humanity.