Death toll rises to 23 in Mumbai stampede

ANI | Updated: Sep 30, 2017 15:35 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 30 (ANI): The death toll in Mumbai stampede increased to 23 after a person succumbed to injury on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, 22 people were killed and over 30 injured in stampede on a narrow foot-over-bridge that connects the Elphinstone Road station on the Western Railway to Parel on the Central line.

Following the tragic incident, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed sadness over it and assured strict action against the culprits.

He also announced ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh to the kin of victims.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter and also convened a meeting of Railway Board on Saturday to take stock of the ongoing infrastructural works on the suburban train network. (ANI)