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'Phool' and 'pul' mix-up triggered Mumbai stampede: Survivor

'Phool' and 'pul' mix-up triggered Mumbai stampede: Survivor
As the railways investigates the Elphinstone Road station stampede, a student survivor has told the inquiry panel that a flower vendor's cry of "phool gir gaya (flowers have fallen)" being mistaken as "pul gir gaya (the bridge has fallen)" might have set off the panic. However, a senior railway official said they were yet to ascertain if this was the sole cause of the mishap. On September 29, a massive crowd of morning rush hour commuters had stampeded on the stairwell of a narrow foot ...
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