Mumbai CST Station Footover Bridge Collapse Live Updates: 5 dead, many injured

Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 00:36 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh for the families of those who died in the incident. A compensation of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the injured, the state government will provide for their treatment

Mumbai CST Station Footover Bridge Collapse Live Updates: 5 dead, many injured
The foot overbridge which collapsed today evening. Pic/Sameer Markande

A foot over bridge (FOB) connecting the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) platform 1 north end with BT Lane near Times of India building has collapsed. Around 23 people have been injured in the incident until now. The injured persons are being treated at St George Hospital, Fort. The commuters have been asked to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot.

Here's what the Mumbai Police tweeted on the incident:

Mumbai police have diverted the traffic. Commuters have been asked to avoid JJ flyover, Fort, Crawford Market. Traffic has come to a standstill. Many people are feared to be trapped under debris. No official count as yet. A huge crowd has gathered at the site of the accident.

Here's what ANI tweeted:

Latest update: Two people have died, and 23 injured people have been injured so far.

Latest Update: Four people have died in the incident so far. According to BMC, 17 injured people have been admitted at St George Hospital with 2 people dead. While 11 injured have been rushed to G T Hospital, two feared dead.

Here's what the Ministry of Railways said about the incident:

Here's the helpline number to St George Hospital:

Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde reacts to the CSTM bridge collapse. Here's what he had to say:

Latest update: Five people feared dead, reports ANI.

Here's how Maharasthra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reacted to the incident.

Maharashtra Minister Vinod Tawde announced that the state will provide for the treatment of the injured...We will give further update to you as and when we get information.

Mumbai police: The number of injured has risen to 36, including 2 people critically injured.

Here's the list of the number of injured people who are taken to St. George hospital.

Here's how Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted to the CSTM bridge collapse:

The rescue operation is underway. NDRF and Mumbai police team along with the dog squad is also present at the spot. The toll is likely to rise:

Around five people have lost their lives in the incident so far. Here's a list of the names of the people who have lost their lives in the CST bridge collapse:

A taxi driver who was on his way from Churchgate to Mahim along with a customer escaped unhurt, reports Faizan Khan

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: Ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh each will be given to the families of those who died in the incident and compensation of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the injured, state govt will provide for their treatment, reports ANI.

Here's the latest update from Disaster Management Unit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai:

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Pic/ANI

Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar arrives at St George Hospital to meet the people who were injured in the CST station foot over bridge collapse.

Injured people are shifted to the following hospitals, reports Disaster Management Unit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh calls the CST bridge collapse a 'horrible tragedy'. Here's what Riteish had to say about the CST station foot-over bridge collapse:

Here's what Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had to say about the CST foot-over bridge collapse:

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant reaches St George hospital to meet the people injured in the CST foot-over bridge collapse:

Jahid Siraj Khan, 32, a resident of Nityanand Nagar, Ghatkopar lost his life in the CST foot-over bridge collapse while his father is injured and treated at the hospital, reports Anuraag Kamble.

Here is a list of all the 32 people injured in the CST foot-over bridge collapse so far:

Congress leader, Milind Deora reacts on Mumbai foot over bridge collapse: If the govt wants to send a message to the common Mumbaikars that this won't happen again then they should immediately lodge an FIR under IPC Section 302 which amounts to murder, against the concerned officers & auditors, reports ANI.

"I convey my deepest condolences to the next of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident. I pray for the speedy recovery of all those who have been injured in the incident", says CH. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor, Maharashtra on CST foot-over bridge collapse, reports Anuraag Kamble.

Dr. Ranjit Patil, MoS Home, Maharashtra says, Footover bridge near ToI Mumbai collapsing is a tragic incident. CM has immediately called for a meeting with BMC commissioner and Railway Ministry. Taking the injured to safety is of utmost importance and it is being done at a war-level, reports ANI.

Dr. Mukund Tayade, GT hospital Medical Superintendent gives the latest developments on those injured at the hospital:

Actress Priya Malik reacts on the CST foot-over bridge collapse incident:

Here's the latest update from GT hospital by Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan, reports ANI.

NDRF team was withdrawn from the accident spot at 10.34 pm after the completion of the rescue operation. 5 people have died and 36 have been injured in the incident where part of a foot overbridge near CSMT railway station collapsed in Mumbai earlier this evening, reports ANI.

Here are a few photos of the incident:

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Pic/Sameer Markande

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Pic/Sameer Markande

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A picture of the collapsed foot-over-bridge.

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Pics Ashish Raje

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Pic Anurag Kamble

Following the incident, Mumbai Police to register a case in the incident where a portion of a foot overbridge near CSMT railway station collapsed earlier this evening, reports ANI.

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