Five injured as footover bridge collapses in Mumbai

At least five killed after pedestrian bridge collapse in Mumbai

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Four people have been killed and dozens wounded when a pedestrian bridge collapsed near Mumbai's main train station, the latest accident to highlight creaking infrastructure in India's financial capital. "Senior officers are on spot", read the tweet by Mumbai police.

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that he had asked the BMC chief Ajoy Mehta to fix "primary responsibility" for Thursday's foot overbridge collapse by the evening.

It is also referred to as the "Kasab bridge" as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it. Some motorists who were driving under the bridge when it collapsed were among the injured, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

The tragedy comes eight months after another bridge collapsed in suburban Andheri, in which five persons were killed.

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Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant rushed to the site of accident, and assured an inquiry into the FOB collapse. BJP MLA Raj Purohit has demanded stern action against the audit team which failed to take precautionary action.

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Vinod Tawde said that the bridge wasn't 100 per cent hazardous and the municipal corporation had made some recommendations to fix the bridge. Meanwhile, a CR official said granite had been placed in 2018 on the bridge near CSMT during maintenance work, making the structure heavy. "Railway doctors and personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations", reports quoted Ministry of Railways as saying.

Today, a foot overbridge in CST collapsed in Mumbai taking the toll of 5 lives till now. The report of the Andheri bridge collapse had revealed failure on part of both the WR and BMC. "He is responsible for the entire disaster", he said. It is a public FOB, and not a railway FOB.

In January this year, BMC eventually sanctioned repairs of more than 50 bridges, flyovers, FOBs and skywalks by spending Rs 65 crore.

The major repairs of 223 bridges in the city began after the audit, while 176 bridges are under minor repairs.

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