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Mumbai CSMT Foot-over-Bridge Collapse: Several Casualties Reported, Rescue Operation Underway

Mumbai's busy station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), on the central line of railways brought a disturbing news to the city of a Foot-over-Bridge collapsing late evening on Thursday. At the time of writing, 23 were reportedly injured while 4 were found dead, Mumbai police stated. The FOB was connecting the platform no. 1 of the station to the Times of India building.

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The Mumbai’s busy station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), on the central line of Mumbai railways brought a disturbing news to the city, of a Foot-over-Bridge (FOB) collapsing late evening on Thursday. The FOB was connecting the platform no. 1 of the station to the Times of India building near Anjuman Islam School.

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A large portion of the FOB fell down at around 7.30pm obstructing the traffic on the J.J. Flyover. Two nurses identified as Apoorva Tambe and Ranjana Tambe, of G.T. Hospital were on their way to the hospital to report to their duty when they got trapped in the debris of the FOB. The duo died in the unfortunate mishap. So far, 5 have been reported dead while around 30 are injured who are rushed to the nearby hospitals for medication. A team of  National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), BMC and other rescue teams are on the spot to contrive the rescue operation.

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The bridge had recently come in public use and hundreds of commuters use it everyday to cross from station side to the Times of India building. The audit of the bridge had recently approved with minor repair recommended, and was maintained by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Several politicians as well as locals have demanded action against the engineer who nodded the permission to bring the bridge in the public use.

To recall, a similar incident was reported from Andheri where the G. K. Gokhale, Road Over Bridge (ROB) connecting the east side of Andheri with west side of it, collapsed during last monsoon. Two passers-by had reportedly died in the incident, leaving the bridge closed down for the commuters.

(With inputs from ANI)

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