Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their life in tragic stampede at Elphinstone station and said, “My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones.” CM Fadnavis is in Singapore for a two-day investor-interaction. The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the deceased. The state government also said that the medical expenses of the injured would be incurred by the Maharashtra government.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has reached Mumbai and ordered a high-level inquiry into the stampede.
CM Fadnavis told PTI that he had spoken to Chief Secretary and city police commissioner and told them to reach hospital to monitor and ensure that everyone gets all the help.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his condolences over the death of the commuters who were killed in a stampede. PM Modi wrote, “My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured,” on micro blogging site Twitter.
PM Modi also said that the situation was being monitored continuously and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was in the city taking stock of the situation.
The KEM hospital where all the injured of the stampede, took place at Elphinstone railway station’s North foot over bridge, were shifted, is reportedly facing the shortage of blood to treat the victims of the stampede. The hospital currently faces shortage of B- and AB-. The Mumbai railway station stampede, in which at least 22 were killed and more that 37 were severely injured, occurred at around 9:30 AM, when the stations notice the maximum footfall.
Following the tragic incident, Accident Relief Medical Equipment Train (ARMET) reached the spot to provide the required medical treatment. Senior Railway had also rushed to the spot to provide any assistance to the injured ones.
Reports have claimed that from past three years, the concerned authorities have been ignoring the revamping of the foot over bridge.