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Death toll in Mumbai's Ephinstone stampede rises to 23

September 30, 2017 15:58 IST

The death toll in the stampede on a footover bridge linking two railways stations has gone up to 23 with a critically injured person succumbing at the KEM hospital on Saturday.

The dean of the hospital, Avinash Supe, said the deceased was identified as Satyendrakumar Kanojia who was in his late forties.

“The patient was put on ventilator as soon as he was admitted to the hospital. We tried to save him but he succumbed to internal injuries,” the dean said.

The body would be handed over to his relatives after completion of the routine procedures, he said.

 

Thirty-eight injured persons were admitted in the hospital, Supe said.

Earlier in the day, bodies of 17 killed in the stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station were handed over to their relatives so far, hospital authorities said.

The tragedy took place on Friday around 10.40 am when the overbridge, linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations, became overcrowded with people taking shelter from a heavy downpour.

The bridge is used by lakhs of people to commute to the commercial area with high-end corporate and media offices.

Image: A floral tribute paid to the victims of the stampede at the Elphinstone footover bridge. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com 

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