Foot overbridge in Mumbai collapses killing 6, injuring 34

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First Published 14, Mar 2019, 9:48 PM IST
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Foot overbridge collapse Mumbai 5 dead, 30 injured
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At 7.30 pm, the bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station collapsed in Mumbai. Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde promised to initiate a probe to look into why it was not closed until the work was completed.

Mumbai: A foot over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in Mumbai collapses on March 14 evening killing six people and leaving 34 people injured. The incident took place during peak hours at around 7.30 pm when there was heavy footfall. The traffic was disrupted on Dr DN Road. 

The six casualties include two women Apoorva Prabhu (35) and Ranjana Tambe (40) working at GT Hospital nearby. Some of the injured have been rushed to this hospital. 
The Mumbai Police tweeted saying, "Foot over bridge connecting CST platform 1 north end with B T Lane near Times of India building has collapsed.” The entry to the bridge has been blocked and the police are manning the crowd.

According to ANI reports, Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde has said, “A slab of the bridge had collapsed. Railways&BMC will conduct an inquiry into its maintenance. Bridge wasn't in a bad condition, it required minor repairs for which work was underway. A probe will be initiated to look into why it was not closed until the work was completed.”

The structural audit of this bridge was done recently. Minor repairs were proposed to the bridge that is maintained by the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation.

During the 26/11 Mumbai attack, terrorist Ajmal Kasab had passed through this bridge  structure during the 26/11 Mumbai attack, after which locals began to refer to it as 'Kasab bridge'.

Similarly, last year, the overbridge at GK Gokhale Road in Andhra collapsed, where two people were killed. 
 

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