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Chaos at Mumbai's Marine Drive: Fans injured, fell unconscious during T20 World Cup victory parade

Several fans, who gathered at Mumbai's Marine Drive for the victory parade of the T20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team, were injured and some faced trouble breathing

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 05th 2024 09:01 AM
Chaos at Mumbai's Marine Drive: Fans injured, fell unconscious during T20 World Cup victory parade

Chaos at Mumbai's Marine Drive: Fans injured, fell unconscious during T20 World Cup victory parade

T20 World Cup victory parade | In a shocking turn of events, celebrations turned chaotic at Marine Drive in Mumbai following India’s triumphant victory in the T20 World Cup. As the team paraded through the iconic boulevard, thousands of enthusiastic fans gathered to catch a glimpse of their cricketing heroes. However, the massive turnout led to an unexpected and unfortunate series of incidents.

Several fans, who gathered at Mumbai's Marine Drive for the victory parade of the T20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team, were injured and some faced trouble breathing on Thursday. 


Eyewitnesses described scenes of distress as people struggled to move and breathe in the densely packed crowd. Ravi Solanki, an office worker who witnessed the chaos, recounted his experience and said, "I was coming from the office and came to know that the Indian team would reach here between 5 pm-6 pm, which did not happen. The crowd kept increasing. The police were not managing the situation. People suddenly started shouting, after which some people fell on each other. It was very unorganised. There was nobody to manage. The incident happened between 8:15-8:45 pm."

Rishab Mahesh Yadav, who fell unconscious during the parade, shared his ordeal and said, "The crowd was increasing. I fell and got choked. I became unconscious. I was taken to the nearby hospital, where I received treatment. I feel fine now. The crowd was more than necessary. There was mismanagement. The police were also not alert."

Rohit Sharma-led team kicked off the open-top bus parade from Marine Drive.

Fans turned up in numbers, danced to the tune of India's success, and celebrated the arrival of the T20 World Cup-winning team.Throughout the parade, players were seen lifting the coveted trophy high in the air and appreciating the support of their fans.

The love of the fans was clearly visible when some of them climbed on the tree and cheered for the team as the bus went past them.

India's World Cup-winning players distributed balls to the fans who were present at the stadium. Fans took selfies and asked for autographs from the cricketers as well.

Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office bearers presented the T20 World Cup-winning Indian team with a cheque of Rs 125 crores here at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The Indian team was felicitated at the Wankhede Stadium after the conclusion of the victory parade, which started at Marine Drive in Mumbai on Thursday evening.

- With inputs from agencies

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