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Photo Gallery: Mumbai's CST station foot overbridge collapses, 4 dead, 34 injured

Zee Media Bureau | Mar 14, 2019, 21:07 PM IST
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At least four people were killed and 34 were injured after a major portion of a foot overbridge near a train station in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station. All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals, a disaster management cell official said. The body from the collapse was taken to a nearby Mumbai hospital, he added.

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The bridge which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station was commonly knwon as 'Kasab bridge' after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror attacks.

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The incident took place around 7.30 pm when a major portion of the bridge caved in, the official said.

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Some motorists who were passing beneath the bridge when it came down, were among those injured, he added.

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While some of the injured were admitted to the nearby St. Geroge hospital, others were shifted to the G T hospital.

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Fire brigade personnel reached the spot immediately and rescue work is in full swing, officials said.

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Following the incident, the administration appealed the motorists to avoid the DN road to JJ flyover section.

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

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According to NDRF, at least 45-member team has been rushed to bridge collapse site in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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A portion of a pedestrian bridge crashed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

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