Mumbai: CST Bridge Collapse Kills 5

Six people were killed and over 30 injured after a foot overbridge leading to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station collapsed on Thursday evening.

The collapse of the overbridge at one of the busiest railway stations in Mumbai took place during peak hours, when several thousand commuters return home from work. Police officials as well as rescue workers rushed to the spot within minutes, and the injured were taken to the nearby St George and GT Hospital.

The municipal corporation headquarters is about 100 metres away from the bridge. Strangely, the bridge was not part of a safety audit ordered after another foot overbridge collapsed last year in Andheri. About 400 such bridges were assessed in that audit.

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