New Delhi: At least five people including 2 women were killed and 32 were injured after a portion of a foot over bridge collapsed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in Mumbai on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Apoorva Prabhu (35), Ranjana Tambe (40) and Zahid Shiraj Khan (32).
“Foot over bridge connecting CSMT platform 1 north end with BT Lane near Times of India building has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals. Traffic affected. Commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot,” tweeted Mumbai police.
The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC Disaster Control Room. The foot over bridge is often referred to as the Kasab bridge. Following the incident, traffic has been affected. Authorities asked commuters to use alternate routes.
More details awaited.