Foot overbridge collapse in Mumbai kills 5, 35 injured

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). The bridge was widely used by the public to cross the road outside the station.

The bridge was commonly known as ‘Kasab bridge’ as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror strike. Thousands of Central and Harbour line commuters use the bridge daily to enter CSMT.

Eyewitnesses reported a loud sound around 7.30 pm after which several people were seen trapped under debris. Some 25 fire engines with around 250 firemen, an NDRF team and around 150 Mumbai policemen were pressed into service.

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