Mumbai foot overbridge collapses The five who died include two female nurses from Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, both of who were heading to work for the night shift.

At least six persons were killed and 33 others injured after a portion of the concrete slab of a key foot over bridge (FOB) connecting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to a school on the busy Dadabhai Naoroji Road in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday at around 7.35 pm.

Built in 1887, CSMT is Mumbai’s primary railway station with 18 platforms for both suburban and outstation trains and a daily footfall of four lakh commuters.

This is the second major bridge collapse in Mumbai in nine months. On July 3, 2018, a pedestrian pathway of Gokhale Bridge over Andheri railway station in suburban Mumbai had collapsed, killing two and injuring five others.

On Thursday, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management cell, the injured were taken to St George Hospital and Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, both less than a kilometer away from the accident spot.

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