This Article is From Sep 29, 2017

Elphinstone Stampede: 'Shocking, Shameful,' Tweet Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha And Others

Over 20 people were killed and 30 got seriously injured in the stampede in Mumbai's Parel-Elphinstone Road stations

Elphinstone Stampede: 'Shocking, Shameful,' Tweet Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha And  Others

"A normal day of work & travel turns tragic," Anil Kapoor wrote (Courtesy: anilskapoor)

Highlights

  • "Mumbai... you're killing me. Shame. Condolences," tweeted Sonakshi
  • "In India, we get NO BENEFITS of the high taxation," tweeted Richa Chadha
  • The tragedy happened at a narrow railway footover bridge
New Delhi: Over 20 people were killed and 30 got seriously injured in a stampede in Mumbai on Friday morning, when a crowd tried to leave a narrow railway footover bridge connecting the busy Parel-Elphinstone Road stations. Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Shraddha Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Suneil Shetty, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur and others condemned the incident and questioned the development-related work in the Mumbai city. "Loss of lives due to stampede. A normal day of work & travel turns tragic for many. Shocking. Development?" wrote Anil Kapoor. The Elphinstone stampede took place after four trains came at the same time and due to rains, a few commuters slipped, which led to the tragedy.
 



"Mumbai... you're killing me. For a city that pays the highest tax, this is what we get in the name of basic infrastructure? Shame. Condolences," tweeted Sonakshi Sinha.
 

"In India, we get NO BENEFITS of the high taxation. Life is cheap whether it's babies in Gorakhpur or people at #Elphinstone. Tragic. We lose more people in local train mishaps annually in Mumbai alone, (1500) than we do to terrorism. Who is accountable?" wrote Richa Chadha in an angry tweet.
 
 
 

Here's what the other celebrities wrote about the Elphinstone stampede.
 
 
 
 



Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered condolences to those who lost their lives in the tragedy. "My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured."
 

The Ministry of Railways has issued helpline numbers. "Many were waiting in the rain. There were too many people in a cramped space. When people were trying to rush to their trains, the stampede happened," said railway spokesperson Anil Saxena.
 
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