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Suffocated, crushed: 22 killed in stampede near Mumbai’s Elphinstone Station

MUMBAI: A stampede on an overcrowded Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm  killed at least 22 people Friday and raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks. Some were crushed to death, some suffocated and others just fell from the bridge, witnesses said. Shoes, slippers and bags were left strewn over the steps of the bridge after bodies were cleared. Hundreds of people took shelter on the bridge from a sudden downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged, an Indian…