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No role of bridge's structural weakness in stampede: Sinha

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Friday said that the question of structural weakness of the foot overbridge connecting the Parel-Elphinstone Road stations in Mumbai does not arise as the deaths occurred due to a stampede.

“The incident has occurred due to stampede. So I don’t think that any question over the foot overbridge’s strength arises.

“A large number of people in Mumbai commute daily. The railway has already been undertaking task of strengthening the overbridges in a serial wise manner. And we are trying to strengthen all the bridges one after the other,” he said here.

At least 22 commuters were killed and many more injured in a stampede on a narrow railway foot overbridge connecting the two stations in Mumbai on Friday morning.

–IANS
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