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 Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale, who confirmed that the rescue operations are over now.
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"6 fire-vehicles, rescue vans, and other light vehicles reached the spot immediately after the incident with all necessary equipment. The rescue operations are almost over. As of now, all the vehicles are kept on standby for the demolition of the remaining dangerous portion of the bridge." he said.
The incident took place at 7:20 PM on Thursday and the rescue teams immediately rushed to the location.
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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 around 7:20 on Thursday evening.
- 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.
- Five people have died and 34 have been injured from this tragic incident.