Mumbai: At least five persons have died and 36 injured after a foot over bridge collapsed near CSMT railway station in south Mumbai collapsed Thursday evening. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station.
As per the information received, a part of foot over bridge collapsed. An NDRF team has been moved from Andheri center.
The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control Room.
"Foot over bridge connecting CST platform 1 north end with B T Lane near Times of India building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals. Traffic affected. Commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot," Mumbai police tweeted.
The bridge is used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line.
Rescue teams of the Brihan Mumbai 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.