Officials say 22 dead, 32 hurt in India stampede

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Police have increased their count of the number of people injured in a deadly stampede on a crowded Mumbai pedestrian bridge to 32.

Officer Rajaram Patel says nearby hospitals are treating the 19 women and 13 men for their injuries.

Authorities are investigating what caused the stampede on a raised staircase of a pedestrian bridge linking two commuter railway stations in India’s west-coast financial capital.

Indian broadcasters showed images of some people leaping over the railing to escape the crush, while others were crushed in the melee or fell underfoot and were trampled.

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