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Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini condole loss of lives in Mumbai bridge collapse

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Bollywood stars condoled the loss of lives after a foot over bridge (FOB) near the bustling (CMST) railway station in collapsed, killing as many as six people and injuring over 30.

Expressing grief over the incident, megastar tweeted, "In grief and in silent prayer .. !! city."

took to and extended condolences to the bereaving families.

"Tragedy- this time in the heart of Mumbai! The foot overbridge at the CST suddenly collapsed killing 5 people & injuring at least 36. I pray for those who have lost their lives & for those now in hospital for treatment," she tweeted.

also extended condolences and expressed anger over the incident.

"What a horrible tragedy.. so sad to know that many have lost lives. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones & prayers for the injured. This #MumbaiBridgeCollapse should have been avoided. This negligence is unpardonable," he wrote.

"Distressed at the news of the fall of part of the overbridge at CST. Praying for the injured. Commuter safety needs attention and hoping that authorities act to prevent such incidents," veteran tweeted.

Deeply saddened by the incident, extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims on

He wrote, "Extremely Tragic, deeply saddened by the loss of many lives. My heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. #MumbaiBridgeCollapse."

A big slab of the FOB came crashing down at around 7.20 pm yesterday due to which several pedestrians were injured. Teams from NDRF, Police, and other rescue agencies reached the spot and immediately evacuated those buried under the rubble and shifted them to hospitals.

An FIR has been registered against officials concerned of the Central Railway and the (BMC) under section 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code at the

The government announced ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of those who were killed in the tragic incident.

Thursday's incident is the second major bridge collapse in Mumbai within a span of nine months. Two people were killed and five others injured when over Andheri railway station in suburban Mumbai collapsed on July 3, 2018.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 10:16 IST