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Mumbai Elphinstone Road station stampede: CM announces enquiry, promises strict action

Later, in a recorded message, Fadnavis said that all the measures will be taken to avert such incidents in future.

mumbai Updated: Sep 29, 2017 14:51 IST
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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT File)

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a high level probe by the state government as well as the Railway authorities in the tragic mishap. In a tweet from Singapore, Fadnavis said strict action will be taken against the guilty for the accident. CM is on 3-day tour to South Korea and Singapore.

Later, in a recorded message, Fadnavis said that all the measures will be taken to avert such incidents in future. “We have taken the incident very very seriously. In coordination with the railway ministry, the state government will ensure all steps to avoid repeatation of such mishap. The state government will extend all the help to the railway authorities.”

He also spoke with chief secretary Sumit Mullick and Mumbai police commissioner Datta Padsalagikar, and directed them to visit KEM Hospital and ensure all help in treatment for the injured. The government has also announced ex gratia of Rs5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.

In another tweet, Fadnavis, said, “saddened and shocked to know about the tragic stampede at Elphinstone Road railway station foot over bridge. My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones and got affected.”

First Published: Sep 29, 2017 14:45 IST