High-level inquiry will be conducted into Mumbai bridge collapse: Fadnavis

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 15, 2019 17:00 hrs

 (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that a high-level inquiry will be conducted into Thursday's foot overbridge collapse in Mumbai which left six people dead and several injured. 

"It is sad that even after carrying out structural audits, such incidents are taking place...A high-level enquiry will be done to probe the matter. An FIR has been lodged," he told reporters after visiting St George hospital where several of the injured have been admitted.

"I have also asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to finish primary repair work of the bridge till the evening so that people can commute hassle-free," he said.

Fadnavis said, "I met all the eleven injured. Out of eleven, ten are in general ward and one is in the ICU but is out of danger."

Six people were killed and over 30 injured after a portion of the overbridge near the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station collapsed on Thursday evening.

The injured were admitted to three nearby hospitals -- St George Hospital, G T Hospital and Bombay Hospital.

Meanwhile, Atmaram Babu recalled how he got the information about his injured brother moments after the incident took place.

"My relatives got the information on WhatsApp about the collapse of the bridge and later informed me about my brother. He has sustained injuries on his leg and waist. He used to sell bananas on the bridge. Before him, our uncle used to sell bananas on the bridge. We all are doing business on that bridge for a very long time," he said. (ANI)



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