Death toll rises to 6 in Mumbai CSMT foot over bridge collapse
What we know so far: Six people are confirmed dead and 36 have been badly injured after a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station in Mumbai caved in around 7:30 pm Thursday on Dr DN Road. Images of a gaping hole in the bridge as it now stands speak to the horror of the exact moment of the collapse. Rescue teams moved out from the accident spot by 11 pm IST. The Maharashtra government has ordered a “high level inquiry” even as politicians have begun trading blame for the disaster and public anger and anguish spiked. Congress has slammed ruling BJP talking heads for "shameless, insensitive, arrogant and absolutely uncaring" statements.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told ANI “a structural audit of the bridge had earlier been done it was found to be fit. Even after that, if such an incident happened, it raises question on the audit. Inquiry will be done. Strictest action will be taken.”
The state government has announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for each of the injured.
ANI reports that Mumbai Police said an FIR is being registered against concerned officials of Central Railway and BMC under section 304A (Causing death by negligence) of IPC at the Azaad Maidan Police Station.