Two persons died and 34 others were injured when a portion of a foot overbridge collapsed on Thursday evening near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.
According to the BMC’s disaster management team, 20 people were injured in the incident. Ten have been admitted to GT hospital and 10 in St George Hospital.
Police control room said that two women — Apoorva Prabhu (35) and Ranjana Tambe (40) — had died in the incident. Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, medical superintendent of St George Hospital, said one of those admitted to the hospital had died.
The incident took place during the evening rush hour, around 7.30pm. Some motorists who were passing beneath the bridge when it came down, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.
“Foot overbridge connecting CST platform 1 north end with B T Lane near Times of India building has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals. Traffic affected. Commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot,” Mumbai Police tweeted.
Joint commissioner of traffic Amitesh Kumar told NDTV that the traffic has been diverted from CST to keep the road clear for ambulance and rescue workers.
Fire brigade and disaster management officials are at the spot and rescue operations are underway.