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'Kasab bridge' in south Mumbai collapses; 5 dead, 29 injured

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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

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

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

An eywitness said when the bridge collapsed, there was a red light at the nearby signal, and that is why the death toll was not more.

Another eyewitness said the overbridge was being used despite repairs being carried out this morning.

The incident took place around 7.30 pm when a major portion of the bridge caved in, the said.

Some motorists who were passing beneath the bridge when it came down, were among those injured, he added.

"personnel reached the spot immediately and rescue work is in full swing. We have appealed the motorists to avoid the D N road to JJ flyover section," he said.

"Foot over bridge connecting CST platform 1 north end with B T Lane near building has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals. Traffic affected. Commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot, police tweeted.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:31 IST