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  • A busy railroad station in Mumbai, India.

    A busy railroad station in Mumbai, India. | Photo: Reuters

Published 29 September 2017

The stampede occurred during Mumbai's rush-hour during heavy rain.

At least 22 were killed and dozens injured following a stampede on a railway station foot bridge in Mumbai on Friday morning, officials have said.

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"There was chaos all around on the narrow bridge, people jumped over each other and many were seriously injured," police officer Sunil Deshmukh said according to al-Jazeera.

Police are still investigating the cause of the rush, but it appears that a piece of falling concrete on the bridge caused a panic that led to everyone trying to get off at once. Several people jumped over the bridge's fence in the chaos.

The Maharashtra government has announced that they will be giving a compensation of roughly US$7500 to the families of the victims.

Medicial officials have said that the death toll is likely to rise, as many more were left with severe injuries.

India's President, Rashtrapati Bhavan, responded to the tragic event, saying that he is “anguished by the loss of lives in the stampede in Mumbai,” on his Twitter account. “Condolences to the bereaved families; prayers with injured.

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