3 employees of L&T arrested for Mumbai bridge collapse deaths

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 10:16 hrs

Mumbai: Three people were arrested on Thursday after the collapse of an under-construction bridge at Marol area in Mumbai killed three persons on Wednesday night, the police said.

The arrested people are employees of construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) which is responsible for the project, reports said.

"Mumbai Police said that the negligence by the contractor led to the incident. They also said certain safety measures were not taken while work was going on and that caused the mishap," CNN-IBN reported.

The police earlier registered a case against the engineer, contractor and staff of the company. A case of negligence has also been registered against L&T.

Three persons were killed and around seven others were injured when the under-construction bridge collapsed near the city's international airport on Wednesday night.

Eight fire tenders and four ambulances have been rushed to the spot and rescue operations are underway, the officials said.

The fire department officials said that those trapped beneath the debris are mostly workers. Those injured in the mishap have been shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The injured were admitted to Cooper Hospital and Desai Hospital.

This is the second such mishap in Mumbai in less than a month.

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