Mumbai: Five people were killed and at least 35 others were injured after a century-old foot overbridge (FOB) collapsed outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).
Officials from the local disaster management office said six people had died while a further 31 were being treated in hospital for injuries, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.
Visuals showed a large gap in the bridge, which connects CSMT platform's 1 north end with BT Lane near the Times of India building in South Mumbai. The injured have been moved to St George and GT hospital. Commuters have been advised to take the alternate routes to their destinations.
ANI reported that senior police officers and the fire brigade, as well as ambulances, were rushed to the location.
Prabhu and Tambe were the staff of the G T Hospital.
A day after a bridge collapsed in Mumbai killing six people, the BMC, Mumbai's civic body, suspended two engineers and ordered a full-fledged departmental enquiry against them.
The said survey was actuated after a bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway collapsed in 2016 and the report was submitted to the civic commissioner.
"The injured persons will get Rs 50,000 each and the government will bear the cost of their treatment", Fadnavis said, adding that officials found responsible for the incident will be booked.
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Vinod Tawde said that the bridge wasn't 100 per cent hazardous and the municipal corporation had made some recommendations to fix the bridge. Speaking to Firstpost, an expert on Mumbai's railway network said, "The portion of the bridge that is inside the station was constructed in 1984".
Some motorists who were passing beneath the bridge when it came down, were among those injured, he added. "He should be arrested right now". The removal of the collapsed bridge's steel frame began on Friday.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis said he was "pained" to hear about the incident.
"I am not politicising the issue, but hollow promises are not going to serve the people anyway".
"During that audit, 354 bridges were checked for their structural soundness".