Mumbai: At least four people were killed and 34 others injured when a portion of a foot overbridge came crashing down near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus here on Thursday evening.
Mumbai Police tweeted:
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.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 14, 2019
The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC Disaster Control Room.
The bridge, connecting the CSMT with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, is used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line.
Rescue teams of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, Fire Brigade and others are at the site to help the victims.
The injured have been rushed to the St. George Hospital and Sion Hospital, said officials.
Due to the debris at the site, the peak hour traffic from south Mumbai towards Byculla and Dadar and beyond had been diverted, creating massive snarls across south Mumbai.