At least four dead, 32 injured as foot overbridge collapses near Mumbai CST

A foot overbridge in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station

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At least four persons have been killed and 32 injured after a foot overbridge near a train station in south Mumbai collapsed evening, police said.

The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC Disaster Control Room.

The bridge, connecting the CSMT with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, is used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line.

Rescue teams of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, Fire Brigade and others are at the site to help the victims.

The injured have been rushed to the St. George Hospital and Sion Hospital, said officials.

Due to the debris at the site, the peak hour traffic from south Mumbai towards Byculla and Dadar and beyond had been diverted, creating massive snarls across south Mumbai.

(This is a developing story)

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 14 Mar 2019, 8:36 PM