5 dead, many injured as foot overbridge collapses in Mumbai

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Mumbai, March 14: Five persons were killed and 31 others injured after a portion of a foot overbridge connecting north-end of Mumbai’s nodal Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station to BT Lane near Anzuman Islam School collapsed on Thursday evening. Two of the dead have been identified as Apoorva Prabhu and Ranjana Tambe, nurses on their way to report for duty at GT Hospital.
Police officials said the incident happened around 7:30 pm when a large portion of the bridge fell on Dr DN Road affecting north-bound traffic on JJ flyover during peak hour.
This is the second major collapse in last one year. Last year, Andheri’s G K Gokhale Road overbridge collapsed, killing two people. Ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned to each family of the deceased, while Rs 50,000 will be provided to each injured, said CM Devendra Fadnavis.
The foot overbridge, whose structural audit was recently done, is maintained by the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation. The structural audit had proposed minor repair to the FOB. (Agencies)