India’s financial capital Mumbai experienced a rain havoc causing a disastrous Mumbai stampede at prabhadevi railway station killing scores of people.
A rush-hour stampede at a railway station in Mumbai, India, around 10:30 a.m. local time (1 a.m. EDT) resulted in multiple deaths Thursday.
Over 30 people injured in the incident were admitted at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Railway — a division of Indian Railways — said. The incident, which apparently happened when four trains arrived at the same time at Prabhadevi Railway Station, formerly known as Elphinstone Station, during peak hours, resulted in at least 22 deaths, reports claimed.
The stampede was reported on the north foot-over bridge connecting Elphinstone Road Station and Parel Railway Station during heavy rains, Western Railway said on its Twitter account. A few commuters slipped on the bridge upon the arrival of the trains which resulted in the chaos, Indian news channel NDTV reported, citing witnesses. Railway stations in Mumbai are usually very crowded during the peak hours.