An overhead bridge near the CST railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening, resulting in four people losing their lives and several people suffering injuries. Rescue teams, including fire brigades, rushed to the spot and had immediately begun with the rescue operations.
Recently, Republic TV got in touch with the police commissioner of Mumbai, Sanjay Barve, who confirmed that the situation is taken under control.
"Nobody is trapped now, all those were injured are taken to the hospital and provided necessary treatment. I believe there is already one casualty and others are being treated. We will be able to open the road by tomorrow because the remaining portion of the bridge needs to be removed for public safety. I would like to request Mumbaikars not to panic. Police and MCGM will be doing there job over the night."
The foot-over bridge connecting platform 1 North-end with B T Lane near a newspaper office collapsed at 7:20 pm on Thursday. Senior police officials, fire brigades rushed to spot, and the road was blocked. Commuters were advised to take a different route. Train services were halted. Initial reports suggested that 23 people suffered injuries. Mumbai Police said they were shifted to the nearby St George and GT hospital. The bridge which collapsed needed minor repairing, and the work was underway when the incident took place. Around 60% of the bridge came down. BMC accepted responsibility for this tragedy, stating the repairs that were needed did not happen on time.