15 dead as death toll increases in Mumbai train station stampede

According to the TV reports, heavy rains triggered the chaos which resulted in a stampede at the Mumbai local railway station.

Confirming the incident, Indian officials said the incident at Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city's major local lines, was triggered by overcrowding and heavy rain.

In a report by Indian Times, officials from BMC disaster management have said that the incident occurred around 10.46am and 20-25 people are said to be injured in the incident.

Three persons were initially confirmed dead in the incident in the first few minutes of stampede.

The incident occurred on the foot over bridge which is known to be crowded most of the times and especially during peak hours.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital and senior railway officials are at the scene.

GRP Commissioner, Niket Kaushik said, "Of the injured 20 people have serious injuries, rest have minor injuries. Can't comment more right now"

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