Women On Female Only Train Crushed While Getting Off

These are the chaotic scenes as women are crushed as they flood out of one of India’s female only train carriages.

Story By: Michael Leidig; Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder; Agency: AsiaWire Report;

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The footage was shot at the city of Thane which is the 16th most populated city in India with a population of almost 2 million.

The train had reportedly been running late, meaning a large number of women were also on the platform waiting for it to arrive when the passengers on the incoming train tried to leave.

Some people are wedged in so tight that fellow passengers have to try and pull out of the mass, and many are screaming as they try to either get on or off the train and escape the masses.

Eyewitness Khyati Sharma, 30, was one of the commuters that witnessed what happened in the late morning yesterday (Monday) said that women passengers are trying to get on the train as it pulled into platform for without allowing the others to first get off. 

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She said: “This led to chaos as women started pushing each other leading to a stampede-like situation.”

Nivedita Soman, 36, another eyewitness, said that the trains had been generally delayed and were running so resulting in the overcrowding.

She said that the crush of passengers was so severe that some people are falling on to the tracks needed to be pulled back onto the platform. 

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