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30 September 2017

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind expresses sorrow at the deaths in Mumbai over-bridge stampede



Jamaat-e-Islami Hind expresses sorrow at the deaths in Mumbai over-bridge stampede

New Delhi, 30 Sep. 2017: The Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muhammad Salim Engineer expressed sorrow at the death of 22 persons in a stampede on an overcrowded foot overbridge in Mumbai andoffered condolences to the relatives of the deceased.

Salim Engineer appealed to the government to quickly dispense the compensation announced to the kin of the deceased and provide free medical care to the injured. The JIH Secretary General added:”it should be noted that the state government and the railway authorities did not have adequate crowd control mechanism in place which resulted in high number of casualties. Media reports suggest that the matter was already brought to the notice of the state government and yet no action was taken to mitigate the risk the narrow overbridge posed, that was used regularly by lakhs of people. We demand that the enquiry instituted by the government should be made public and immediate steps should be taken to prevent the recurrence of such accidents in the future’’.

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