Mumbai stampede

Elphinstone stampede: Railway officials given clean chit by inquiry committee

An inquiry team found that the Elphinstone Road station stampede was caused due to panic and confusion created on the foot overbridge, coupled with rains.

Oct 11, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Heavy rain responsible for Elphinstone bridge stampede, says probe panel

Heavy rain responsible for Elphinstone bridge stampede, says probe panel

The probe panel report states that that none of the witnesses said that a short circuit on the bridge led to the chaos 

Oct 11, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Mumbai man shocked to spot his photo among deceased of Elphinstone Stampede

Mumbai man shocked to spot his photo among deceased of Elphinstone Stampede

A man was taken aback after he found his photograph on posters of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Elphinstone Stampede here.

Oct 05, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

Wrong info boards at Gwalior station could lead to Mumbai-like stampede: Minister

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar has shot off a letter to Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal stating that wrong information allegedly displayed on the boards at Gwalior station may cause chaos and lead to a stampede like situation.

Oct 02, 2017, 14:48 PM IST
Mumbai police to investigate incidents of molestation during Elphinstone stampede

Mumbai police to investigate incidents of molestation during Elphinstone stampede

Mumbai police is set to initiate an inquiry into incidents of molestation and theft during and after the Friday's stampede at the Elphinstone railway station's foot-over-bridge. 23 people died in the unfortunate incident while dozens were grievously injured.

Oct 02, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Two arrested for attacking doctor for numbering Mumbai stampede victims' bodies

Two arrested for attacking doctor for numbering Mumbai stampede victims' bodies

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had expressed sadness over the Mumbai stampede.

Oct 01, 2017, 07:08 AM IST
In aftermath of Mumbai stampede, Railway minister promises escalators, foot bridges and more

In aftermath of Mumbai stampede, Railway minister promises escalators, foot bridges and more

He also said that from now on the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) would be deemed mandatory and not just a public amenity. 

Sep 30, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
Death toll in Mumbai stampede rises to 23

Death toll in Mumbai stampede rises to 23

The death toll in the stampede on a foot overbridge (FOB) linking two railways stations here has gone up to 23 with a critically injured person succumbing at the KEM hospital on Saturday.

Sep 30, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Bullet train project will be demonetisation-like move: Chidambaram

Bullet train project will be demonetisation-like move: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move "which will kill everything else", and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail safety.

Sep 30, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Keep national security in mind while taking a call on Rohingyas: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Keep national security in mind while taking a call on Rohingyas: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday asked the central government to keep national security in mind while taking a decision on Rohingyas who are seeking shelter in the country. 

Sep 30, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: PIL filed to book railway officials for negligence and culpable homicide

Mumbai stampede: PIL filed to book railway officials for negligence and culpable homicide

The petition has sought an inquiry into the incident, urging the high court to supervise the matter and issue appropriate directions.

Sep 30, 2017, 12:51 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: Raj Thackeray says no bullet trains till present infrastructure improves

Mumbai stampede: Raj Thackeray says no bullet trains till present infrastructure improves

The MNS chief blamed Railway authorities for the unfortunate incident that led to 22 deaths. He said he will give authorities a list of issues related to Mumbai Local trains - with a deadline.

Sep 30, 2017, 12:19 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: Bodies of 17 victims handed over to families

Mumbai stampede: Bodies of 17 victims handed over to families

Bodies of 17 of the 22 people killed in the stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station here have been handed over to their relatives so far, hospital authorities said on Saturday. At least 22 persons were killed and 39 injured in a rush hour stampede on a narrow foot-over-bridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations during heavy rain on Friday morning.

Sep 30, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: Hospital faces flak for scribbling numbers on foreheads of victims

Mumbai stampede: Hospital faces flak for scribbling numbers on foreheads of victims

Authorities at a hospital in Mumbai have come in for severe criticism for their "insensitivity" after the bodies of Elphinstone Road station stampede victims were marked with numbers on forehead and their pictures put up for public display.

Sep 30, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Mumbai stampede: Ex-Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu sanctioned Rs 11.86 cr for new foot-over bridge in 2015

Mumbai stampede: Ex-Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu sanctioned Rs 11.86 cr for new foot-over bridge in 2015

Former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had sanctioned a fund of Rs 11.86 crore for the construction of a wider bridge at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station that witnessed a deadly stampede on Friday, said a report.

Sep 30, 2017, 07:02 AM IST
Mumbai Stampede: CM Devendra Fadnavis visits KEM Hospital

Mumbai Stampede: CM Devendra Fadnavis visits KEM Hospital

Fadnavis said he has also informed the railway ministry that the state government and the local administration will do whatever is needed on their part.

Sep 30, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
Mumbai stampede: It is going to happen, they have been warning for 3 years about Elphinstone Road Station

Mumbai stampede: It is going to happen, they have been warning for 3 years about Elphinstone Road Station

Mumbai can hardly claim to be shocked by the stampede on the bridge at the Elphinstone Road Station. Shock was the reaction that Indians from most other cities felt. But Mumbaikars felt anger.

Sep 29, 2017, 21:02 PM IST
Stampede a 'massacre', fumes Sena; Oppn targets govt

Stampede a 'massacre', fumes Sena; Oppn targets govt

The non-BJP parties said instead of pursuing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet bullet train project, the Centre should focus on improving safety of passengers and amenities at stations.

Sep 29, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: Sonia, Rahul express grief over deaths in 'man-made disaster'

Mumbai stampede: Sonia, Rahul express grief over deaths in 'man-made disaster'

In a statement, she hoped that a proper inquiry would be conducted to fix responsibility and accountability for the tragedy in which 22 people were killed.

Sep 29, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
Ajay Devgn to Mohanlal: Celebrities express grief over Mumbai stampede

Ajay Devgn to Mohanlal: Celebrities express grief over Mumbai stampede

Among the dead were 18 males and four females while 23 men and nine women were injured and undergoing treatment, a BMC official said. The exact cause of the stampede was not known but witnesses claimed that a sudden rumour of a suspected electrical short-circuit triggered a panic run.

Sep 29, 2017, 15:50 PM IST