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On Friday morning, some falling concrete hit the railing of a crowded bridge connecting two railway stations in India. After the concrete hit the railing, people began fleeing the bridge but it resulted in a stampede. More than 20 people have been killed in the stampede.   

09/29/2017 India (NPR) – More than 20 people were killed during Friday morning’s rush in Mumbai, India. A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge that connects two railway stations.

The Associated Press reports falling concrete hit the bridge’s railing, and that led some in the crowd to believe the bridge was about to collapse.

The Times of India reports that eyewitnesses said a man slipped on the crowded foot bridge and as other passengers tried to help him, others also slipped leading to many more slipping which led to a stampede.

Because it was raining heavily, more people than normal were on the bridge seeking shelter from the storm under the canopy.

Authorities in Mumbai say at least 22 people were killed in the crush and at least 20 were seriously injured.

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