Six persons were killed and 31 injured after section of a foot overbridge near a busy train station in south Mumbai collapsed during evening rush hour on Thursday, officials said. A major portion of a foot overbridge collapsed around 7:30 pm, which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station. It was commonly called 'Kasab bridge' as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the strike.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visits the spot where part of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed yesterday.
Following the order, the railways, the BMC and the IIT-Bombay had conducted a safety audit.
Faizan Ahmad, who witnessed the incident, said it appeared as if a powerful bomb went off. "The dust and cries of the victims filled us with fear and we soon realised that a bridge has fallen."
The tragedy comes eight months after another bridge collapsed in suburban Andheri, in which five persons were killed.
A case has been registered against officials of Central Railway and the BMC in connection with the incident, police said.
The deceased were identified as Apoorva Prabhu (35), Anjana Tambe (40), Bhakti Shinde (40), Zahid Shiraj Khan (32), Tapendra Singh (28) and Mohan, said the disaster management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The Thursday’s bridge collapse, on the busy Dadabhai Naoroji Road, was the third in less than 18 months in Mumbai.