3 dead, 34 injured as foot overbridge collapses in Mumbai

Mumbai Foot Over Bridge Collapse
A foot overbridge collapsed in India’s Mumbai on March 14, 2019. Image taken from twitter.

At least three people died and 34 others were injured as a foot overbridge collapsed this evening near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) Railway Station in Mumbai, said the Mumbai Police.

According to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), one team from the Regional Response Center (RRC) Mumbai has been rushed to the spot while an NDRF team has been moved from the Andheri centre, informed the NDRF.

According to the Mumbai Police, the foot overbridge connecting CSMT platform 1 north end with BT Lane near Times of India building collapsed during the rush hour. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals.

The traffic on the busy route has been affected and commuters have been advised to use alternate routes. Senior officers from the administration have reached the spot.

"The bridge was of BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). However, we're extending all our supports to the victims. Railway doctors and personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations," said Ministry of Railways.

The death toll is likely to rise.

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