Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 30 (ANI): The death toll in Mumbai stampede increased to 23 after a person succumbed to injury on Saturday.Also Read - Marathi Actor Ishwari Deshpande Dies After Her Car Plunges Into Creek In Goa
Earlier on Friday, 22 people were killed and over 30 injured in stampede on a narrow foot-over-bridge that connects the Elphinstone Road station on the Western Railway to Parel on the Central line. Also Read - Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Arvind Kejriwal Promises Unemployment Allowance, Job Quota For Locals
Following the tragic incident, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed sadness over it and assured strict action against the culprits. Also Read - Hope Virat Kohli Wins T20 World Cup & Signs Off as India T20I Captain on High: Dilip Vengsarkar
He also announced ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh to the kin of victims.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter and also convened a meeting of Railway Board on Saturday to take stock of the ongoing infrastructural works on the suburban train network. (ANI)
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