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Elphinstone Stampede Updates: 22 Dead, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray Visit KEM Hospital
Sep 29, 2017 18:09:10 (IST)
Shiv Sena Calls Mumbai Stampede 'Massacre'

The Shiv Sena today criticised its ally BJP and called the stampede a "public massacre", news agency IANS reported. "The stampede on the foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station is a public massacre of the people by the government," Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut told reporters. Mr Raut said instead of the bullet train, the government should first pay attention to basic rail safety.

Policemen check the foot overbridge where the stampede happened (AFP)

Another Shiv Sena parliamentarian Rahul Shewale said he had written to former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in April 2015 demanding that the width of the overbridge where the stampede happened should be widened due to safety concerns. Mr Shewale said Suresh Prabhu rejected his request citing lack of funds and operational constraints, news agency IANS reported.

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