Stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain at Mumbai Railway station, India

Indian Officials report that a stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30.

The unfortunate incident occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone station, which connects two major local lines triggered by overcrowding and people seeking shelter from monsoon rains.

Akash Koteja, one of the injured, said: “Trains were rolling in and some people wanted to get out of the station, but others were not making way. When a few tried, it led to a stampede.”

An investigation has been launched into the causes of the disaster, but overcrowding on India’s vast, crumbling railway network is a continual problem.

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