Five dead, 36 injured in foot bridge collapse in Mumbai

Picture: Independent Media

Picture: Independent Media

Published Mar 14, 2019


MUMBAI - Five people were killed and 36

injured when part of a pedestrian bridge collapsed during

evening rush hour on Thursday in India's financial capital

Mumbai, police said.

At least three of the dead were women, Mumbai police

spokesman Manjunath Singe said. The injured have been taken to


An excavator was brought in to clear the debris that had

blocked the movement of traffic on a busy road in south Mumbai.

Fire engines and an ambulance were also at the site.

The bridge connects to one of Mumbai's biggest local

stations, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which was the site of a

militant attack in 2008, and is used by tens of thousands of

commuters each day.

Maharashtra state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said

on Twitter he was pained to hear about the accident and had

asked municipal and police officials to ensure speedy relief


The incident brought back memories of a rush hour stampede

that killed at least 22 people and injured 36 in 2017 at a busy

railway station in Mumbai. 


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