Mumbai, March 14: Following the fatal bridge collapse outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Station (CSMT) station, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued four helpline numbers for the kin of those victimised in the accident. The following numbers have been released by the civic body: - 1916, 9833806409, 022-22621855 and 022-22621955.
The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the incident, with State Cabinet Minister Vinod Tawde assuring strictest action those found responsible. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also issued a statement, saying that the BMC officials and Mumbai Police personnel have been instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with the NDRF. Live Updates: FOB Collapse Outside CSMT, NDRF Rescue Underway.
By the time this report was published, five people were killed and around at least 36 injured after the collapse of a portion of a Foot Over Bridge near CSMT railway station. Over 10 people are still feared trapped under the debris. "Two people have died and 34 are injured. The injured have shifted to a nearby hospital", informed Mumbai police.
The National Disaster Response Force also informed that about 10 to 12 persons are feared trapped inside the debris."As per information received, part of the foot over bridge near CST station Mumbai collapsed. As per initial information, 10-12 persons are feared to be trapped in debris. One team from RRC Mumbai has been marched to the incident site," stated NDRF.
On Thursday evening, a portion of a foot over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station has collapsed this evening.Mumbai Police has also tweeted in this regard and has advised commuter to use alternate routes. "Foot over bridge 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," read the tweet by Mumbai police.
(With ANI inputs)