Mumbai Commuter Stampede Leaves At Least 22 Dead


A commuter stampede on a Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm during the morning rush hour today killed at least 22 people, officials say.


Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge from a sudden downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged all at once, an Indian railways spokesman said.


‘’The incident occurred as heavy rains lashed Mumbai and passengers took refuge on the foot overbridge. People at the front slipped and the huge crowd toppled over leading to the stampede,’ Spokesman Ravindra Bhakar told AFP.


‘’Twenty-two dead have been confirmed , 14 men and eight women among the dead, some 32 passengers are injured.’’