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Mumbai Stampede: Devendra Fadnavis Announces 5 Lakh Compensation

Mumbai:  Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today promised to take strict action against those responsible for the tragic stampede in Mumbai that claimed at least 22 lives and announced Rs five lakh for the family of those killed.

Mr Fadnavis, who is on a two-day investor-interaction visit to Singapore, expressed condolences and said, “My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones.”

He said he was saddened and shocked to know about the tragic stampede this morning on a foot over-bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations in Mumbai. “Enquiry will be conducted by Government of Maharashtra and Ministry of Railways and necessary, strict action will be taken,” he tweeted.

He announced Rs 5 lakh for the next of the relatives of the deceased. “All the medical expenses of the injured will be borne by the Government of Maharashtra,” he said.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has reached Mumbai and ordered a high-level inquiry into the stampede. Mr Fadnavis said he had spoken to Chief Secretary and city police commissioner and told them to reach hospital to monitor and ensure that everyone gets all the help.