Mumbai Stampede Kills 18, Injures 56

At commemoration of Indian spiritual leader

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A stampede broke out in Mumbai Saturday, where thousands had gathered to mourn the death of a spiritual leader, killed at least 18 mourners and injured 56 others.

Dawoodi Bohras Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin’s body was on view in a bungalow for Indians who wanted to pay their respects, but the number of people coming in and out likely led to many feeling suffocated and possibly the eventual stampede, police told the Hindustan Times.

Two children were among the dead.

[Hindustan Times]

29 comments
Manoj Sharma
Manoj Sharma

Actually this place is human nightmare. But I shouldn't be judge on how people live their lives.

Sunil Chandramouli
Sunil Chandramouli

look at the random asian dude and the portuguese dude below. all sorts of big talk from behind a monitor

Vijay Banga
Vijay Banga

Bombay is well positioned so far as crowd control is concerned but this once emotions ran high an resulted in the tragedy

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

The attainment of World Peace lay in each Human being seeing every other as an individual, not as a category of some societal grouping.

Manoj Sharma
Manoj Sharma

Let's not spread hatred please. Both side media is already doing massive damage by publishing biased stories. There is no end to hatred. We have to live in this global village.

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Food For Thought from a philosopher: I need help to overcome my problems. I am totally willing to admit all of them and accept help. Trust me, no genius has ever publicly said this.

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Life Goal: Become professor. Have kids. That's it. And learn how to manage anger problems.

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Food For Thought: Imagine how difficult it would be to be nice when there is no one intelligent enough to comprehend everything that you say.

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Still waiting for some details regarding the plan that America has to make up for all the terrible things that have been done to me in spite how much I have helped people. Britain would love to have someone write a Greek epic for their civilization.

Jen Daves
Jen Daves

Looks like you skipped your meds again tonight.... you shouldnt do that, your crazy starts to show.

Jen Daves
Jen Daves

Only 18?! Bummer.... you're better than this, natural selection....

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

"Statues lined the garden walkway, each one the embodiment of eternal memories."

Patrick A. Woodmency
Patrick A. Woodmency

A stampede is something cows do. Humans should be more civilized than that.