Six dead, 36 injured as foot over bridge collapses in south Mumbai

At least six people including three women are dead and 36 others are injured when foot over bridge (FOB) outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station collapsed during the evening peak hour,  last evening in South Mumbai.

Five of the dead have been identified as Apoorwa Prabhu (35), Ranjana Tambe (40), Zaheer Siraj Khan (32), Bhakti Shinde (40) and Tapendra Singh (35).Prabhu and Tambe were staff members of the G T Hospital.

The Devendr Fadnavis government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the dead’s kin. The Chief Minister also said that a high-level committee will probe the circumstances under which the 40-year-old over-bridge collapsed.

“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.

The FOB was also known as the Kasab bridge after the infamous terrorist was photographed on this structure during the 26/11 attack on Mumbai.

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