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Fear Of Bridge Collapse Triggers Stampede In India

More than 20 people were killed during Friday morning’s rush in Mumbai, India. A bolt pennyless out on a swarming walking overpass that connects dual railway stations.

The Associated Press reports descending petrify strike a bridge’s railing, and that led some in a throng to trust a overpass was about to collapse.

The Times of India reports that eyewitnesses pronounced a male slipped on a swarming feet overpass and as other passengers attempted to assistance him, others also slipped heading to many some-more slipping that led to a stampede.

Because it was raining heavily, some-more people than normal were on a overpass seeking preserve from a charge underneath a canopy.

Authorities in Mumbai contend during slightest 22 people were killed in a vanquish and during slightest 20 were severely injured.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted condolences to all those who mislaid desired ones in a stampede.

The BBC’s Yogita Limaye in Mumbai says a occurrence has once again put a spotlight on Mumbai’s ride infrastructure, that is mostly criticized for being aged and insufficient, given a millions of people who use it each day.

Senior railway officials are during a stage and an exploration into a occurrence has begun.

Deadly stampedes are sincerely common during Indian eremite festivals. In 2013, some-more than a hundred people were killed in a bolt in executive India.

Thousands of Hindu pilgrims were channel a overpass heading to a church in Madhya Pradesh state when they panicked during rumors a overpass would collapse, triggering a stampede.