Mumbai: Remaining portions, including the metallic frame of the bridge, will be removed today. The slabs were removed last night after a part of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed yesterday. 6 people had died in the incident. pic.twitter.com/rpdT6GUM8o— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2019
CM Devendra Fadnavis visits the collapse site
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the accident site earlier today. Traffic near the bridge, which is also known as the 'Himalaya bridge', has been halted today.
CM Fadnavis met those injured in the collapse and said, "There are around 10 injured admitted in the ward, one in ICU; all out of danger now. A high-level inquiry will be done to probe into the matter. FIR has been lodged." (Indian Express)
मुंबई फुटओवर ब्रिज हादसे की ख़बर से मुझे बेहद दुःख हुआ है।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 14, 2019
मृतकों के परिजनों के प्रति मैं अपनी गहरी शोक और संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ।
जो घायल हैं उन्हें जल्द से जल्द राहत मिले मेरी ये प्रार्थना है।
Dr Mukund Tayade, GT hospital Medical Superintendent: We have received 2 bodies, both of them were nurses at this hospital. Body of one more nurse is at St George Hospital. 14 injured have been admitted here, 1 of them has been shifted to JJ Hospital for a neurosurgery. pic.twitter.com/0XyuM6Liro— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
Shocking that the cst foot over bridge which was supposedly audited 6 months back has collapsed, It’s sad that we still cannot provide safe infrastructure for our hardworking people of Mumbai. In grief, I pray for the victims and their families.— Priya Dutt (@PriyaDutt_INC) March 14, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost their loved ones in the tragic bridge collapse in Mumbai today. I wish the injured a speedy and complete recovery.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 14, 2019
RTI documents reveal no major repairs were suggested for the bridge
#The Bridge was barely 35 years old, average life of a bridge is 60- years
#Damaged FOBs repaired by railways not BMC
#BMC gave 117 crore to railways
– CNN News18
Traffic advisory in view of the collapse of the FOB near the Times of India building.
#Traffic is being closed on both bounds between CST junction and JJ flyover.
#Commuters are advised to use the Mahapalika Marg from CST to metro junction and ahead towards Princess Street Flyover/ Crawford Market/ Chakala and Mohammed Ali road.
#Commuters coming from JJ flyover may take a right turn towards Crawford Market/ metro junction/ CST and ahead or take a left turn at Nesbit junction and move further to PD Mellow road/Avatar Singh Bedi Chowk to CST/ Lion Gate, Regal Junction
Commuters coming from JJ Flyover may take a right turn towards Crawford Market/ Metro Junction/ CST and ahead or take a left turn at Nesbit junction and move further to P D’Mello road/Avatar Singh Bedi Chowk to CST/ Lion Gate, Regal junction and further.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 14, 2019
Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis declares ex-gratia of Rs 5 lak to kin of deceased, Rs. 50,000 to injured
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told media persons, "Bridge collapse is a saddening event. We have ordered a high-level inquiry. This bridge was constructed in 1980. This bridge was found 'fit' in the structural audit. We are finding out who is responsible for this audit. We will take strict action against those responsible. Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. A preliminary inquiry report will come soon.
CM @Dev_Fadnavis ordered high level enquiry into #MumbaiBridgeCollapse incident and announced ₹5 lakh for the next of the kins of deceased and ₹50,000 to the injured and their medical expenses will be borne by GoM. pic.twitter.com/k6mR5PCGzb— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) March 14, 2019
Former Maharashtra chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan: Somebody has to be held responsible for the incident. It is sad that the BMC and Railways are shifting blames on each other. The top brass, including the Prime Minister, need to take responsibility. This negligence is equivalent to murder.
Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 14, 2019
President of Congress Mumbai Unit Sanjay Nirupam : The administration of the BMC is in shambles. The infrastructure of the city is falling party. Both the BMC and the Railways are equally responsible for this. The BJP and the Shiv Sena should apologise to the people of Mumbai. Both the BJP and the Shiv Sena are busy fighting over posts at the expense of the city's repair.
Update: The death toll has risen to five.
HELPLINE NUMBER for St George Hospital, Mumbai: 022-22620242
Congress leader Milind Deora: The BMC had ordered a structural audit of the bridge which stated that only minor repairs were needed. The accountability should be fixed. Those who carried out the audit should be booked under Section 302.
State Education Minister Vinod Tawde: Investigation into the incident will be carried out by the BMC and the Railway Ministry. The Maharashtra government will take care of medical treatment of those injured.
BJP MLA blames BMC for incident
Colaba BJP MLA Raj Purohit is at the accident spot. He blamed the BMC for the incident. “The BMC is responsible for this accident. Tomorrow, they will issue a statement saying all bridges will be surveyed and audited. The engineer who was undertaking this work should face an inquiry and be punished,” he said.
Entry to CST FOB has now been blocked
Entry to the FOB has now been blocked as Mumbai police grapple in trying to control the crowd. The bridge had gained infamy after terrorist Ajmal Kasab passed through the structure during the 26/11 Mumbai attack. Many locals refer to the structure as 'Kasab bridge', Indian Express reported.
Audit of bridge said it required only minor repairs: Report
After the July 2018 Gokhale bridge collapse in Andheri, the BMC had carried out a structural audit of 296 bridges. The audit had revealed that 18 bridges needed demolition and reconstruction (10 major bridges and 8 foot overbridges). However, according to the officials, this FOB was not on the danger list. The audit of the bridge stated it required only minor repairs.
BMC DISASTER MANAGEMENT NUMBER: 9833806409
Mumbai Bridge Update
ST GEORGE HOSPITAL: INJURED 17 + DEAD 2
G T HOSPITAL: INJURED 11 + DEAD 2
Update: Death toll has risen to 4. Two women among victims of bridge collapse.