“Phool gir gaya” mistakenly heard as “Pul gir gaya”: Things you should know about Mumbai station stampede

A 19-year-old girl, a survivor of Indian railways station stampede has on Tuesday revealed that a flower vendor shouting “phool gir gaya” was mistakenly heard as “pul (bridge) gir gaya” by the passengers which created the panic at railways station, Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday.

Shilpa Vishwakarma, a 19-year-old girl who sustained injuries to her arms and legs was investigated by the Railways Protection Force to record her statement.

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This horrible incident happened at 10:30 am (0500 GMT) on September 29 near a ticket window on the bridge that connects the Elphinstone and Parel stations in south Mumbai.

Six people who were died due to short circuit on the other end of the bridge too added to the chaos, according to the eyewitnesses at the railway station.

The western authorities have formed a three-member team to conduct an investigation into this horrible incident, which took the life of 23 people and Dadar Police is investigating the matter as well.

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