Mumbai Police to register a case in the incident where a portion of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed earlier this evening.
NDRF team was withdrawn from the accident spot at 10.34 pm after the completion of the rescue operation. 5 people have died and 36 have been injured in the incident where part of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed in Mumbai earlier this evening.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh: The collapse of a foot overbridge in Mumbai is deeply saddening. My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones in this accident. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh each will be given to the families of those who died in the incident and compensation of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the injured, state govt will provide for their treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reacted to the fatal FOB collapse outside the CSMT railway station. He has asked the Maharashtra government to ensure speedy relief to the victims and their kin.
Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2019
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis issued a statement following the fatal bridge collapse incident outside the CSMT railway station in Mumbai."Pained to hear about the foot over bridge incident near TOI building in Mumbai. Spoke to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with Railway Ministry officials," Fadnavis said.Meanwhile, the death toll has climbed to 5, whereas, 36 others are reported to be injured. At least 2 among the injured are stated toe be in critical condition.
The death toll in the FOB collapse incident has jumped to 5, whereas, at least 36 others have been confirmed as injured. BJP MLA Raj Purohit has demanded stern action against the audit team which failed to take precautionary action.
Raj Purohit, BJP MLA on portion of foot over bridge near CSMT Railway station collapse: It's unfortunate, it shouldn't have happened. Action should be taken against the engineer who gave certificate to this bridge in auditing, he should be arrested. He should be punished. #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/Qzx55j0j7s— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
An inquiry into the incident has been ordered by the Maharashtra government, announced State Cabinet Minister Vinod Tawde. He has assured that accountability would be fixed and the exact cause of collapse will be determined.
The death toll has jumped to 4 in the FOB collapse outside CST railway station. The casualty count is feared to rise further, said an official.The BMC Disaster Management Emergency has issued the following helpline numbers:
The death toll has climbed to 4 now, with at least 34 others reported to be injured. Mumbai South MP and Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant said a part of the FOB collapsed due to a "minor defect". The local corporation, meanwhile, has blamed the authorities for not paying attention to their repeated pleas to get portions of the FOB repaired.
Mumbai, March 14: A foot over bridge (FOB) outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (CST) Railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Thursday. The Mumbai Police has revealed that over 23 people have been injured, with the count feared to rise further. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been rushed to the spot to expedite the rescue operation. Catch live news and updates above.
Soon after the report came, emergency services were rushed traffic movement was diverted. Police have barricaded the place to ensure free-movement for rescue workers, whereas, the injured personnel are being rushed to the hospital.
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Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant rushed to the site of accident, and assured an inquiry into the FOB collapse. AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan, meanwhile, blamed the government for the tragic incident. "They have been ignoring this for months. This is due to their negligence. Our repeated pleas have been ignored," he said.