Mumbai stampede: Death toll rises to 23
Witnesses to the stampede said the melee had been caused either by a 'short circuit and an explosion' or by rumours that part of the footover bridge was collapsing.? Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The death toll from the Mumbai stampede has risen to 23.
ANI reported that one of the persons injured in the stampede Friday had died from their injuries.
Elphinstone stampede: Death toll increases to 23 as an injured person succumbs to injuries. #Mumbai— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2017
Friday's stampede on a footover bridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station had resulted in 22 deaths.
Thirty-nine people had been injured.
Witnesses to the stampede said the melee had been caused either by a "short circuit and an explosion" or by rumours that part of the bridge was collapsing.
The Western Railways however blamed the stampede on "unprecedented" rains. It said people had sought shelter from the rains on the FOB, which led to overcrowding and the resultant stampede.