Elphinstone Road station stampede: Those responsible must be held accountable, says Sonia Gandhi

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressed shock and anguish at the Elphinstone Road stampede in Mumbai that left at least 22 people dead and 37 injured. The injured are presently being treated at Mumbai’s KEM hospital.

Terming the tragedy as a man-made disaster, Gandhi said “such accidents could have been avoided had there been proper planning and concern for safety.”

The Congress president, in a statement, issued also expressed hope that Railway authorities and local administration undertake relief operations expeditiously and that a proper inquiry be conducted to affix responsibility and accountability.

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