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Cong seeks Piyush Goyal's resignation over Mumbai bridge collapse

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday held the BJP-led Central and state governments responsible for the bridge collapse, which has killed at least five people, saying they are "criminally culpable" of inaction and also demanded the ouster of

offered condolences to the families of those killed in the incident and prayed for speedy recovery to the injured.

"I am saddened on hearing the of the foot overbridge collapse. I express my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died. I pray that injured get relief soon," he said in a post in Hindi.

said he was deeply saddened to learn about the bridge collapse where several people are still reportedly trapped under the debris.

"and government are criminally culpable for inaction leading to repeat tragedies - 29/9/2017 - Elphistone Stampede. 3/7/2018 - Andheri Bridge Collapse.

"Railway Minister's tall claims of audit have failed time and again. must resign or be sacked," he said on

He offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed hope that the administration will take swift action and provide urgent medical help to the injured.

Five people were killed and 29 injured after a major portion of a foot overbridge near a train station in south Mumbai collapsed Thursday evening, officials said.

The bridge which connected the area near the building with the iconic was commonly known as 'Kasab bridge' as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror strike.

All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals, a said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 22:40 IST