Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Killed, 32 Injured as Foot Over Bridge Collapses Near CST Platform

Killed, 32 Injured as Foot Over Bridge Collapses Near CST Platform

A footover bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station, which connects CSMT platform no. 1 (North end) with with BT Lane near The Times of India building and Azad Maidan police station in south Mumbai, has collapsed on Thursday evening. While six injured were admitted to the nearby St George hospital, 10 were shifted to the GT hospital, he said. The actor tweeted that he is perturbed after getting to know about the news of the bridge collapse.

An audit of the bridge's safety was carried out past year, said Maharashtra state Education Minister Vinod Tawde.

The bridge, which was under fix according to multiple Indian media reports, gave way around 7:30pm (14:00 GMT) on Thursday as rush hour commuters made their way into Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

A foot over bridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station had crashed on September 29, 2017, killing 29 commuters, while on July 3, 2018 when a portion of the foot over bridge crashed on the railway tracks near Andheri station, killing at least one and injuring many more.

"The bridge was of BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation)".

Several motorists were also under the bridge when it came down, which led to an increase in the number of injured, an official said.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he was "pained" to hear of the tragedy, and spoke to BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and Mumbai Police and instructed them to ensure speedy relief efforts.

"As per the information received, a part of foot over bridge near CSMT station in Mumbai collapsed".

"A slab of the bridge had collapsed".

But the bridge collapse has also sparked a political blame game as it is the third such incident in less than two years in Mumbai. "Even after that if such incident happened, it raises question on the audit".

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Traffic between CSMT and Crawford Market has been affected. "Four of those taken to hospitals have succumbed to their injuries", Tanaji Kamble, a spokesperson for the local civic authority's disaster management cell, told AFP.

On March 14, a footover bridge near the Times of India building at Mumbai's CSMT collapsed.

Six people died and over 36 people have been reported to be injured.

He offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed hope that the administration will take swift action and provide urgent medical help to injured.

A case has been registered against officials of Central Railway and the BMC in connection with the incident, police said.

An eyewitness said the over-bridge was being used by pedestrians even as fix works were ongoing. "This is the failure of the government and the system", he added.

"Railway Minister's tall claims of audit have failed time and again".

Visuals showed that the middle of the bridge fell onto the road below.

Following the order, the railways, the BMC and the IIT-Bombay had conducted a safety audit.

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