Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Mumbai bridge collapse kills six

Mumbai bridge collapse kills six

The foot over bridge is often referred to as the Kasab bridge.

CM Fadnavis met those injured in the collapse and said, "There are around 10 injured admitted in the ward, one in ICU; all out of danger now".

The bridge connects the area near the Times of India building with the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station.

According to ANI, senior officials have rushed to the accident spot and injured persons are being shifted to the St George hospital and GT hospital. It sees a daily footfall of about 6 lakh commuters, and it can be estimated that a significant percentage of these people had been using the bridge which collapsed on Thursday.

At least three of the dead were women, Mumbai police spokesman Manjunath Singe said.

Prabhu and Tambe were the staff of the G T Hospital.

Rescue members stand at the site of a footbridge collapse outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai, March 14, 2019.

Injured people are rushed to an ambulance after a footbridge collapsed in Mumbai
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The incident occurred at around 7.30 pm today when suddenly a part of the foot bridge collapsed leaving many injured and five people dead. The bridge was said to be under fix, but was still in use. On July 3, 2018 a pedestrian pathway of Gokhale bridge had come crashing on the railway tracks at Andheri railway station. Famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter and prayed for those who were injured in the bridge collapse. "He should be arrested right now".

The collapse will be jointly probed by BMC and Central Railways, said Vinod Tawde, District Guardian Minister of Mumbai.

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis said he was "pained" to hear about the incident. "The structural report should be made public", the the Brihanmumbai Corporation (BMC), Mumbai's civic body, said in its Preliminary Report.

"I am not politicising the issue, but hollow promises are not going to serve the people anyway".

"I have sought a custody of documents related to the structural audit".

The issue of dilapidated bridges in the city came to fore after the Gokhale Bridge at Andheri collapsed a year ago.

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