Five patients who were declared dead by hospitals were identified as - Apoorva Prabhu (35), Ranjana Tambe (40), Zahid Khan (32), Bhakti Shinde (40) and Tapendra Singh (35).
Connecting the CSMT's suburban platform No. 1 with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, it was used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line. Incidentally, several of the injured in the collapse were taken to GT hospital. "I am saddened on hearing the news of the Mumbai foot overbridge collapse", he said in a tweet in Hindi. Incidentally, it was only after a road overbridge - Gokhale bridge in Andheri - collapsed killing two persons that BMC had publicised the audit report.
As per the information received, a part of foot over bridge near CSMT station in Mumbai collapsed. "Mumbaikars feel very unsafe in the city, considering the frequent incidents of bridge collapses", the former MP said. Authorities asked commuters to use alternate routes. The civic body in return had stated that such an audit of bridges across the city are being conducted, the official said.
A 45-member team of the National Disaster Response Force has been rushed to the site for rescue operations.
The Opposition party said the BJP governments were "criminally culpable" of inaction and demanded the resignation of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
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Officials said that in the structural audit, the bridge at CST that collapsed on Thursday had been marked as "fit" and had only been recommended for "minor repairs". "Why was it not closed until the work was completed, it'll also be probed", he said. NDRF personnel have reached the spot and are carrying out rescue operations.
Today, a foot overbridge in CST collapsed in Mumbai taking the toll of 5 lives till now. "He is responsible for the entire disaster".
"A slab of the bridge had collapsed".
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Railways has clarified that the bridge was under BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). Following the mishap, the civic body chose to undertake a structural audit of all the bridges in the city.