Deadly Mumbai stampede

This item appears on page 60 of the November 2017 issue.

At least 22 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured when a human stampede occurred at the Elphinstone train station in Mumbai on Sept. 29. On a covered bridge overcrowded with people trying to escape the monsoon rains, the stampede occurred as people trying to push through to reach their departing trains started a panic in the crowd.