3 dead, 20 injured in Mumbai overbridge collapse

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The Hush Post| 20:32 pm |one-minute-read

A foot overbridge near Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station collapsed on Thursday evening. Three people have been killed and 20 injured in the incident.

The rescue and relief teams have removed the debris and all the injured have been transported to the St George Hospital.

“Foot over bridge connecting CST platform 1 north end with B T Lane near Times of India building has collapsed,” the Mumbai Police tweeted.

The traffic in the area has been affected. The police has asked commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are at the spot.

The CSMT bridge was not part of a safety audit ordered after another foot overbridge had collapsed last year in Andheri.

445 such bridges were to be assessed in a safety audit after Andheri bridge collapse took place. The 40-year-old bridge at the Andheri station gave in after heavy rains.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had then said the Andheri bridge, built in 1971, had a “design flaw.”

However, this latest bridge collapse brings in a review of all the 445 bridges which are to be reviewed from the safety point of view.

Amitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic, told media that they are trying to decongest the area so as to ensure easy movement of ambulances.

 

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