India: At least 22 killed in Mumbai station stampede

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At least 22 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a stampede on a bridge near a railway station in India's financial hub of Mumbai. The incident on Friday occured during morning rush hour amid a heavy downpour on a footbridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city's major local lines.

The stampede was triggered by falling concrete that hit the bridge railing, leading people in the crowd to surge forward to escape as they thought the bridge was collapsing, Mumbai police official Gansham Patel said.

Official figures say some 3,400 people died in 2016 either from falling off the trains or while crossing the tracks of what is the world's most overcrowded suburban rail network.

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