An overhead bridge close the CST railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Thursday, resulting in six people losing their lives and several people suffering injuries. Rescue teams, including fire brigades rushed to the spot to clear the debris.
Here is all we know so far about this incident:
- A foot-over bridge connecting platform 1 North-end with B T Lane near a newspaper office collapsed at 7:20 on Thursday evening.
- Senior police officials, fire brigades rushed to spot, and the road was blocked. Commuters were advised to take 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.
"Everyone is responsible for the collapse, it is a clear case of negligence by the engineers. We accept responsibility for the bridge collapse. Repairs of the bridge did not happen in time, we have to take responsibility," BMC Councillor Rais Shaikh said.
- Six people have been confirmed dead, while 36 have been injured from this tragic incident.
- As per eyewitness accounts, part of the bridge fell on the cars below.
- 2 NRDF teams of 70 NRDF personnel each have been helping those who are trapped under the debris.
- The bridge collapse today came 8 months after the 40-year-old bridge at the Andheri station had fallen apart and 17 months after the unfortunate Elphinstone Bridge collapse of 2017.
- The Mumbai police has filed an FIR against unknown BMC and Railways officials under IPC Section 304A (Causing death by negligence).
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