Sunday, May 26, 2019
News

Mumbai bridge crash: 6 dead; BMC-Railways face heat

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Mumbai | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Six people have been reported dead and 32 injured in the past 12 hours since a portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down here.

Police registered cases against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indian Railway officials charging them with culpable homicide.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. He has also ordered a high level probe into the Thursday's incident.

Railways, senior police officials, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and BMC teams were overseeing operations on Friday.

This was the third footbridge collapse in the city in the last 18 months -- occurred around 7.35 p.m. as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, the BMC Disaster Control said.

The victims identified so far include three women -- Apoorva Prabhu, 35, Ranjana Tambe, 40, and Bhakti Shinde, 40. The two men dead are Zahid Siraj Khan, 32 and Tapendra Singh, 35.

Connecting the CSMT's suburban platform No. 1 with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, it was used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line.

Though debris have been cleared, traffic restriction on D.N. Road continues, a traffic official said.

--IANS qn/in

( 238 Words)

2019-03-15-09:30:07 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
New government formation, GDP data to di...
Naresh Goyal, wife offloaded from London...
Air Asia India drops plan to take Jet's ...
Stimulus, repo rate cut needed; as low d...
Ashok Gulati may be Modi's surprise pick...
Corporates report plunging revenue growt...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Richest candidate got 1,558 votes, lost ...
Amethi: Suspects in murder of Smriti Ira...
Third child should be devoid of rights, ...
Kerala coast on alert after intel on ISI...
Jagan Reddy arrives in New Delhi, meets ...
Lok Sabha results alter poll math in Del...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
US city hit by ransomware attack, I... 
Zverev edges past Jarry to win Gene... 
World Cup: Kohli pleased with lower... 
No 'Bigg Boss' for Jwala Gutta... 
Himanta Biswa Sarma elected BAC Vic... 
Pakistan ready to talk to new India... 
Varanasi: Security beefed up ahead ... 
Gujarat: Modi, Shah to get low-key ...