It is extremely disheartening for all to learn about the stampede at Elphinstone Station in Mumbai today morning which resulted in over 20 deaths and over 50 injured. There was a chaos at the station at around 10:30 AM amid sudden heavy downpour and people started rushing in a hurry which resulted in a stampede.
In the wake of the accident social activism is up and people are tweeting about the incident.
My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 29, 2017
Scary. Tragic. Avoidable . #Elphinstone tragedy.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 29, 2017
Nowhere do extremes between wealth n poverty show more than in Mumbai. Costliest real estate in world and human tragedies like #elphinstone
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) September 29, 2017
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22 people dead & several injured in a stampede occurred in Elphinstone Road Railway station. Worst infrastructure.
— Manoj Kumar Sahu (@ManojSahuG) September 29, 2017
— Shradha Agrawal (@iamShradha_11) September 29, 2017
The reason Why it happened is largely pointing to authorities.
Very Sad to hear about the Elphinstone Road stampede. It was inevitable with the Govt busy building statues instead of basic infrastructure.
— Dev Bhatia (@devbhatia) September 29, 2017
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 29, 2017
— East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) September 29, 2017
While the blame game has started and people are tweeting their condolences, this disaster could have been avoided if only the authorities had listened. Twitter user @manjultoons tweeted the possibility of a disaster since there is only one staircase to go up and down.
Pre-rush hour Parel station. The only staircase which people use to exit and enter the station. A major accident is waiting to happen. pic.twitter.com/FWMrTboh4a
— MANJUL (@MANJULtoons) February 1, 2017