Mumbai college stampede: 8 students rushed to hospital, 3 in intensive care

New Delhi: Eight students suffered injuries following a stampede that broke out late on Thursday night during a concert held at Mithibai College in Mumbai’s Vile Parle.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the stampede occurred at around 10.30 pm during the college’s annual Bachelor of Management Studies festival, Colosseum, when rapper Divine was performing on stage.

Two women and six men, between the ages of 20 to 24 years, were rushed to the RN Cooper Hospital with injuries mainly in the chest region, reported Hindustan Times. One student has suffered a rib fracture and three have been admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU).

According to eyewitnesses, some outsiders tried to barge through the main gate to attend the event and the commotion led to a stampede-like situation.

Doctors from RN Cooper Hospital reportedly said two women and six men, between the ages of 20 to 24 years, were brought with injuries mainly in the chest region. “Three patients are currently admitted in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and one of them has suffered a rib fracture.

Five patients have taken discharge against medical advice to be admitted at nearby private hospital. As per the case history, patients have suffered injuries to chest and limbs due to the stampede that occurred at the college. All of them are currently stable,” said the on-duty administrative medical officer.

According to Cooper Hospital, the three admitted to the SICU are David Bangera (20), Nikhil Pawar (15), and Hitesh Kamble (20), and are in “poor condition”. Five others – Kunal Chavan (17), Max D’Souza (18), Shadab Shaikh (24), Kalyani Agarwal (18) and Prutha Vetaskar (19) – are stable.