CST bridge collapse: I felt the bridge wobble before it crashed, says survivor

Updated: Mar 16, 2019, 16:43 IST | Rupsa Chakraborty

While walking through the bridge, Rajesh Das and his son suddenly felt CSMT footover bridge wobble, and they crashed to the road below along with the debris

CST bridge collapse: I felt the bridge wobble before it crashed, says survivor
Rajesh Das

A day after the collapse, as many as 18 patients are still admitted at the government-run St George Hospital and GT Hospital. The post-mortem reports of the deceased showed trauma injuries as cause of death.

Rajesh Das, 34, has sustained injuries to his head and legs. On Thursday, he was on his way to his hometown Kolkata for the surgery of his son. He was accompanied by two of his colleagues — Mohan Mitta and Abhijeet Manna. While walking through the bridge, they suddenly felt it wobble, and they crashed to the road below along with the debris.

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Das said, "I felt the bridge wobble and within seconds I had blacked out. The first thing that came to mind when I regained consciousness was my son who is admitted in hospital." Mitta and Manna who also sustained injuries in the accident underwent surgery at St George hospital on Friday.

Jinal Fofalia whose health is critical is undergoing treatment at the same hospital. She was returning home to Dombivli when the accident happened. She has sustained injuries to her head.

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