A portion of a foot overbridge collapsed on Thursday evening near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.Many others are feared to be trapped in the debris.
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Death toll rises to 5
“Five people have died in the incident where part of a foot overbridge near CSMT railway station collapsed,” said Disaster Management Unit (DMU) of BMC.
Accident comes almost two years after a crush on foot overbridge at Mumbai’s Prabhadevi
The accident comes almost two years after 23 people died in a crush on a narrow overcrowded footbridge at Prabhadevi station in the centre of the city in September 2017.
State will provide for the treatment of the injured: State minister Tawde
“The state will provide for the treatment of the injured…We will give further update to you as and when we get information,” said state minister Vinod Tawde.
Govt must file an FIR against guilty officers under murder charges: Congress leader
“This bridge is under the BMC. As far as I know, an audit was conducted on the bridge 6 months ago which said the bridge was safe. I want to know who were these officers who made and cleared this audit report. The government must file an FIR against guilty officers under murder charges as Mumbaikars aren’t safe. They need to show accountability,”said Congress leader Milind Deora.
Bridge under repair, will probe why it wasn’t shut: State minister
“Railways and the BMC will jointly conduct an inquiry into the incident. The bridge was not considered dilapidated but some minor repairs were to be conducted. It will be probed why it was not shut for commuters,” said state minister Vinod Tawde.
NDRF team rushes to bridge collapse site in Mumbai
“A 45-member team has been rushed to bridge collapse site in Mumbai,” told National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to news agency PTI.
Death toll rises to 4
The death toll in Mumbai foot overbridge collapse has risen to 4, said BMC disaster management cell.
Extending all our supports to the victims: Ministry of railways
“The bridge was of BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). However, we’re extending all our supports to the victims. Railway doctors & personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief & rescue operations,” said ministry of railways on part of foot over bridge collapse in Mumbai.
Urge party workers to help in any way they can: Congress
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the Mumbai bridge collapse, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. We urge all Congress workers to help in any way they can,” tweeted Congress.
More than 20 people on the bridge when a part of it collapsed: Eyewitness
“There were more than 20 people on the bridge when a part of it collapsed. I saw one person who was crying for help and I took him to GT hospital. He was a worker at the Metro Construction site near Azad Maidan,” said Lahu Kurhade, an eyewitness to the incident,
‘Saw nearly 15 people severely injured who had fallen from the bridge’: Passerby
“We heard a loud sound and rushed near the bridge. For first two minutes, we could not see anything as there was dust everywhere. Few minutes later, we saw nearly 15 people severely injured who had fallen from the bridge. Me and my friends took 4 people to GT hospital. I saw three women on the road that were completely unresponsive and took them to the hospital.” said 30-year-old Imran Khan, a passerby.
Fire brigade personnel, rescue team on accident spot
“Fire brigade personnel reached the spot immediately and rescue work is in full swing. We have appealed the motorists to avoid the D N road to JJ flyover section,” told a police official to news agency PTI.
2 women dead, several feared trapped under debris
Two women were killed and at least 34 people were injured as a and debris as a portion of a foot overbridge collapsed on Thursday evening near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. Several people are feared trapped under debris.
Traffic affected as Mumbai foot overbridge collapses
The traffic was affected after the bridge collapse. Commuters were told to use alternate routes by the Mumbai police. Senior officers are on spot, Mumbai police tweeted.
Bridge connects CST railway station with Azad maidan police station
The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station.
Several feared trapped under debris
Several people are feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed concrete, according to information from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Disaster Management department.
20 people injured: BMC disaster management team
According to the BMC’s disaster manangement team, 20 people were injured in the incident. Ten have been admitted to GT hospital and six in St George Hospital.