Even as the administration is grappling with efforts to provide rescue and relief to the passengers injured in the Elphinstone station in Mumbai, speculations are that ‘bridge is collapsing’ rumour led to stampede and thus such high toll of human lives. It was a rumour of bridge collapse that led to the stampede at one of the busiest stations in Mumbai. One of the eyewitnesses said that he saw people trying to cross the railing of the footover bridge and jump to save their lives.
The eyewitness said that he heard people screaming that the bridge was collapsing. This screaming sparked panic and people ran over each other to save themselves, leading to loss of lives.