On Thursday evening in Mumbai, a nodal foot over-bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) collapsed. According to recent reports, 6 commuters have been killed and 34 injured. Rescue operations are underway and the number of casualties are expected to rise.
Maharashtra: Morning visuals from the spot where part of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed in Mumbai yesterday. 6 people had died in the incident. pic.twitter.com/4qQ909Zznc— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2019
Around 7:30pm -- peak rush-hour, a loud thud was heard and several people were crushed under the collapsed bridge.
Dr Mukund Tayade, GT hospital Medical Superintendent: We have received 2 bodies, both of them were nurses at this hospital. Body of one more nurse is at St George Hospital. 14 injured have been admitted here, 1 of them has been shifted to JJ Hospital for a neurosurgery. pic.twitter.com/0XyuM6Liro— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
Mumbai over bridge collapse: Toll rises to six, FIR registered pic.twitter.com/IZr0CQhm08— Subhankar subu (@SubhankarSubu) March 15, 2019
Known as the 'Himalayan Bridge', the structure has been standing tall yet had been noticeably shaky for years. Especially when trains passed nearby.
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred. This is supposedly the third incident in 2 years.
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CST Bridge collapse 14/3/2019
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The matter is currently being probed against BMC and CR officials for negligence. They may also be charged under culpable homicide.
Traffic has been diverted and the area has been sealed as rescue operations continue.
Commuters coming from JJ Flyover may take a right turn towards Crawford Market/ Metro Junction/ CST and ahead or take a left turn at Nesbit junction and move further to P D’Mello road/Avatar Singh Bedi Chowk to CST/ Lion Gate, Regal junction and further.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 14, 2019