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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)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 30, 2017, 10.34 AM (IST)

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.

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Friday's stampede on a footover bridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station had resulted in 22 deaths. 

Thirty-nine people had been injured. 

Also read: 22 dead, 39 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station

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.  

Also read -- Saw woman fall off, lie dead on the ground: Witnesses tell of Mumbai stampede horror

 

 

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