Foot over-bridge outside CSMT Railway Station in Mumbai collapses, 5 killed

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Another foot over bridge in Mumbai has collapsed with the latest being outside the city’s iconic CST Railway Station. At least five people are believed to have died in the accident.

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Several people are believed to have injured in the accident. They have been taken to nearby hospitals. A news flash by ANI on Twitter said that at least 23 people had been injured. The news agency quoted local police as saying, “Foot over bridge 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.”

Last year in July, a part of Gokhale bridge in Andheri had collapsed.

Live Updates:

  • Fadnavis added, “Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each will be given to the families of those who died in the incident. Compensation of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the injured and state government will provide for their treatment.”
  • Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis: Pained to hear about the FOB incident near TOI building in Mumbai. Spoke to BMC Commissioner and @MumbaiPolice officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with @RailMinIndia officials.
  • PM Modi: 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 spokesperson Randeep Surjewala: Deeply saddened to learn about the #MumbaiBridgCollapse where several people are still reportedly trapped. My deepest condolences to the families of innocent victims of this terrible tragedy. Hope administration takes swift action & provides urgent medical help to injured.Modi Govt & Mah. Govt are criminally culpable for inaction leading to repeat tragedies-:29/9/2017-Elphistone Stampede.3/7/2018-Andheri Bridge Collapse.Rly Min’s tall claims of Audit have failed time and again.Rly Min, Piyush Goyal must resign or be sacked.

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