Six Killed and 32 Injured after Mumbai’s CST Bridge collapsed

After Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) bridge collapsed, six people were killed and 32 injured on Thursday evening. Police stated pieces of concrete from the bridge came tumbling down on the arterial Dadabhai Naoroji Road in south Mumbai around7.35 pm. The bridge attached CST’s suburban platform No. 1 with BT Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School was used by thousands of daily passengers hastening to catch local passenger’s train on Central Railway and the Harbour Line. This is reported to be the second major bridge collapse in Mumbai in nine months.

A pedestrian pathway of Gokhale Bridge over Andheri railway station collapsed by killing two people and wounding five others on July 3, 2018, and, a rush on a bridge at Elphinstone station killed 22 people on September 29, 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “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.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his Facebook post wrote, “I am saddened on hearing the news of the Mumbai foot overbridge collapse. I express my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died.”Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai fire brigade rushed to the location and helped pull people from under mounds of rubble and brought wounded people to nearby hospitals, St George Hospital and Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital.

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