Horrific footage shows chaotic scenes as people tried desperately to flee.Victims of the crush could be seen lying motionless on the steps leading up to the overpass.TV footage showed commuters trying to revive the injured by pumping their chests and also carrying some down stairs to street level.
At least 22 people have been crushed to death and 30 more are injured after a stampede at a packed railway station in Mumbai.
Panicked commuters surged forward over a foot bridge at the Indian city's Elphinstone Road station at about 10.30am amid rumours that the structure was collapsing.
Some 7.5 million commuters take the train daily, with services running every three minutes on average.
Hundreds die every year due to losing their grip on the doors, falling while trying to get into packed compartments, hitting electric poles outside or doing stunts while hanging off the train.
The surgery began at 4am on Tuesday and involved paediatric surgeons, anaesthetists and orthopaedic surgeons, among others doctors.