Mumbai foot overbridge collapses, 5 dead, over 30 injured; rescue operation underway
Mumbai police tweeted, ‘Foot overbridge connecting CSMT platform 1 north end with BT Lane near Times of India building has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals.
Mumbai: Two people were killed and around 34 injured on Thursday after the collapse of a portion of a Foot Over Bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station.
Over 10 people are still feared trapped under the debris.
“Two people have died and 34 are injured. The injured have shifted to a nearby hospital”, informed Mumbai police.
The National Disaster Response Force also informed that about 10 to 12 persons are feared trapped inside the debris.
“As per information received, part of the foot over bridge near CST station Mumbai collapsed. As per initial information, 10-12 persons are feared to be trapped in debris. One team from RRC Mumbai has been marched to the incident site,” stated NDRF.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: Pained to hear about the foot over bridge incident near TOI building in Mumbai. Spoke to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with Railway Ministry officials. pic.twitter.com/ep0UqG43CZ
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2019
Mumbai Police has also tweeted in this regard and has advised commuter to use alternate routes.
A foot over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) railway station collapsed this evening.
Mumbai police tweeted, ‘Foot overbridge connecting CSMT platform 1 north end with BT Lane near Times of India building has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals. Traffic affected. Commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot.’
According to Mumbai Police, two people have died while 23 people were injured in foot over bridge collapse.
About 10-12 persons are feared to be trapped under the debris.
The NDRF team is carrying out the relief and rescue work at the railway station.
One team from Regional Response Center (RRC) Mumbai has also been rushed to the spot.