Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | ePaper

3 killed in Mumbai footbridge collapse

  • Print
Outlook India,  Mumbai :
At least 3 people were killed and 34 others injured when a portion of a footbridge came crashing down near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus here on Thursday evening.
The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC Disaster Control Room.
The bridge, connecting the CSMT with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, is used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line. Rescue teams of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, Fire Brigade and others are at the site to help the victims.
The injured have been rushed to the St. George Hospital and Sion Hospital, said officials.
Due to the debris at the site, the peak hour traffic from south Mumbai towards Byculla and Dadar and beyond had been diverted, creating massive snarls across south Mumbai.

More News For this Category

Liability for foreign loans abused cannot be people's liability

The High Court on Monday sought enquiry reports from the housing and public works ministry on alleged irregularities in purchasing furniture and other household items for officials and other

Direct paddy purchase from farmers starts

Direct paddy purchase from farmers starts

Staff Reporter :Deputy Commissioners of Natore and Chuadanga districts have started procuring paddy directly from the farmers.In Natore, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shahriaz purchased a total of 16 metric tonnes of

Defaulters won't get loan rescheduling privileges

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Tuesday halted the privilege of loan defaulters to reschedule their outstanding loans by giving a 2 per cent down payment until June 24.The

Steps after Ministerial probe report: ACC

Staff Reporter :The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is keeping a close watch on the issue of alleged corruption in purchasing furniture and other household items for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, said

SC clarifies its May 16 notice for media

Staff Reporter :The Supreme Court administration on Tuesday said, "Reporting on ongoing cases, for which the court's image and dignity become tarnished and the trial proceedings are influenced, is not

Suicide bid by deprived BCL female leader

DU Correspondent :A deprived leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), who failed to make room in newly announced central committee, attempted to commit suicide early Tuesday by taking sleeping pills

Home-goers to face transport crisis

Md Joynal Abedin Khan  :Around 80 lakh city dwellers going to their home districts for the upcoming Eid-ul-fitr holidays may face a more difficult journey than usual this year, as

Poisonous chemicals are being sprayed at the mangoes in trees for early state of the fruit to get more profits. This photo was taken on Tuesday from Charghat upazila in Rajshahi district.

Poisonous chemicals are being sprayed at the mangoes in trees for early state of the fruit to get more profits. This photo was taken on Tuesday from Charghat upazila in Rajshahi district.

Cop arrested for raping schoolgirl

UNB, Madaripur :A 54-year-old policeman has been arrested for throwing a teenage girl out of his house through the ventilator reportedly after raping her.Police arrested Muktar Hossain, a constable, after

HC orders lab testing of raw milk, curd

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Tuesday ordered laboratory testing of raw cow milk, curd and fodder sold in the market in purview of rampant adulteration of food in