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Another Mumbai Overbridge collapse kills 5

Another foot Overbridge collapsed in Mumbai at 1930 IST today evening. At least 5 person are confirmed dead and another 36 are reported to be injured.
The bridge which connects Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station with Azad Maidan police station and was crowded with daily commuters during evening rush hour. NDRF has already deployed a 45 member team to help in search and rescue

The Mumbai police also closed traffic both sides between CST junction and JJ Flyover to further help in the rescue process.
Given the accident happened at rush hour and many commuters are still serious, the toll may further rise.
In light of the failure of structural failure of bridge, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed that the it was found ‘fit’ in structural audit and he is ordered enquiry into the audit itself. An ex-gratia of 5 lakh to the relative of deceased and 50,000 to injured has been Offred by the State .
PM Narendra Modi too has expressed his grief


Many over bridges in Mumbai are generally in dilapidated condition and authorities in India’s financial capital are known to turn blind eye.

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