At least five killed after pedestrian bridge collapse in Mumbai

A foot overbridge connecting CSMT railway station

Visuals showed a large gap in the bridge, which connects CSMT platform's 1 north end with BT Lane near the Times of India building in South Mumbai.

All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals where they are undergoing treatment. The people in the area were affected and commuters were asked to use alternate routes. "Spoke to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with Railway Ministry officials", Fadnavis said. Two of the dead have been identified as Apoorva Prabhu and Ranjana Tambe, nurses on their way to report for duty at GT Hospital.

"Pained to hear about the foot over bridge incident near TOI building in Mumbai".

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.

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"I demand that structural auditors who carried out the inspection and structural audit of the bridge be booked under IPC section 302 (murder)", Deora said. On July 3, 2018 a pedestrian pathway of Gokhale bridge had come crashing on the railway tracks at Andheri railway station. Some motorists who were driving under the bridge when it collapsed were among the injured, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

The civic body ordered a show-cause notice to be issued to the contractor who undertook the fix work, RPS Infraprojects Limited. Fire engines and an ambulance were also at the site. "Action will be initiated against the responsible officials".

She further said, "To prevent such incidents in the future, it is important that elected representatives are held to account, not just some junior officers". State minister Vinod Tawde said both Railways and the civic body would investigate the matter. "This is failure of the government and the system", he added.

According to an official, the FOB was last repaired in 2010-11 and was constructed around 35 years ago. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had then announced a joint safety audit of all 445 bridges in Mumbai.

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