Bridge stam­pede leaves 22 dead

The Citizens' Voice - - Nation & World -

A stam­pede broke out on a crowded pedes­trian bridge con­nect­ing two rail­way sta­tions in Mum­bai dur­ing the Fri­day morn­ing rush, killing at least 22 peo­ple and in­jur­ing 32 oth­ers, In­dian of­fi­cials said.

Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing what caused the stam­pede on the bridge, which led some com­muters to leap over the rail­ing. Oth­ers were crushed or fell un­der­foot and were tram­pled.

A po­lice of­fi­cial said fall­ing con­crete had hit part of the bridge rail­ing, lead­ing peo­ple to surge for­ward out of panic.

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