Mumbai CST foot overbridge collapse | 5 dead, Fadnavis orders high-level probe

15 Mars, 2019, 06:00 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • At least five killed after pedestrian bridge collapse in Mumbai

A foot overbridge near Mumbai's landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station collapsed on 13th March 2019, killing five people and injuring 36.

The bridge, which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station, was commonly called "Kasab bridge" as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the strike.

Connecting the CSMT's suburban platform No. 1 with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, it was used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line. Police have barricaded the place to ensure free-movement for rescue workers, whereas, the injured personnel are being rushed to the hospital.

Mumbai police have issued directions for traffic diversions, asking commuters to avoid CSMT and Crawford Market road. "Senior officers are on spot".

DCP Manjunath Singe, a Mumbai Police spokesperson, confirmed that the five killed have been identified as Apoorva Prabhu (35), Ranjana Tambe (40), Zahid Shiraj Khan (32), Bhakti Shinde (40), and Tapendra Singh (35).

Prabhu and Tambe were employees of the G T Hospital, the officials said.

Congress leader Milind Deora said: "This is a BMC bridge".

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Traffic on the arterial road leading to the foot overbridge has been hit after the incident. "The action should be taken against the engineer whosoever had done the audit of this bridge and given the safety certificate". A structural audit of the bridge had earlier been done and it was found to be fit.

"The slab of the FOB collapsed at around 7.30pm".

Four fire brigade vehicles and two ambulances have reached the spot for rescue operations. Two of the injured people are in critical condition.

Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawade said that the Railways and BMC will conduct an inquiry into the incident. An NDRF team from Regional Response Centre (RRC) is at the site conducting search and rescue operations.

This happens to be the second ever incident of bridge collapse in the last one year in Mumbai. "He is responsible for the entire disaster".

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said those responsible for this tragedy will be charged with "culpable homicide". "The railways and the BMC will jointly inquire the accident", Tawde told reporters. "This is failure of the government and the system", he added. And that "it required minor repairs for which work was underway". After the railway bridge collapse, the audit was ordered of all such bridges.

In July past year, portion of a road over-bridge had collapsed in suburban Andheri.

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