6 killed in Mumbai bridge collapse, cops book BMC and railway officials for negligence


6 killed in Mumbai bridge collapse, cops book BMC and railway officials for negligence

In yet another bridge collapse near the city’s suburban railway stations, the nodal foot over-bridge at the northern end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) came crashing down on Thursday evening. Six commuters were killed and at least 34 injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise.

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A safety audit of the structure by the civic authority last year had declared the bridge “safe”. A Central Railway spokesperson said, “The collapsed portion did connect the station but it was in the BMC area and constructed and maintained by the civic authorities.”

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