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
Mumbai: A team of NDRF and dog squad also present at the spot where portion of a foot over bridge near CSMT railways station collapsed earlier this evening. 5 people have died, 36 injured. Toll is likely to rise. pic.twitter.com/KxR4uxQ7BC
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
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
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2019
Many over bridges in Mumbai are generally in dilapidated condition and authorities in India’s financial capital are known to turn blind eye.
The footover bridge at Hiranandani GARDENS Powai lake is too in worst conditions. If the Government doesn’t take a immediate action than it will to collapse any day. #Powai #FootOverBridge #MumbaiBridgeCollapse #Mumbai #mumbaibridge pic.twitter.com/rGfQF589tG
— Krishna Mali (@iamkrishnamali) March 14, 2019
— Apoorva rao (@apoorvarao1) March 14, 2019