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March 15, 2019 01:22 PM IST | Economy

Footover bridge near Mumbai CST station collapses; 6 dead, 31 injured

The morning after the deck of a foot overbridge outside CSMT station collapsed, killing six people and leaving 31 injured, the Brihnamumbai Municipal Corporation chief will chair a meeting to decide on the future course of action for the structure.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said he had asked BMC chief Ajoy Mehta to fix "primary responsibility" for Thursday's foot overbridge collapse by Friday evening.

On Friday morning, the BMC kept the busy DN Road blocked as part of the post-collapse safety stipulations and civic staff went about dismantling the entire deck of the FOB.

Rescue work in progress after a foot overbridge near a train station collapsed in south Mumbai on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station. PTI
Rescue work in progress after a foot overbridge near a train station collapsed in south Mumbai on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station. PTI
Rescue work in progress after a foot overbridge near a train station collapsed in south Mumbai. The bridge which connected the area near the <em>Times of India</em> building with the iconic CSMT station was commonly known as 'Kasab bridge' after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror attacks. PTI
Rescue work in progress after a foot overbridge near a train station collapsed in south Mumbai. The bridge which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station was commonly known as 'Kasab bridge' after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror attacks. PTI
The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC disaster control room. PTI
The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC disaster control room. PTI
The incident took place around 7.30 pm when a major portion of the bridge caved in, the official said.
The incident took place around 7.30 pm when a major portion of the bridge caved in, the official said.
An eyewitness said when the bridge collapsed, there was a red light at the nearby signal, and that is why the death toll was contained. PTI.
An eyewitness said when the bridge collapsed, there was a red light at the nearby signal, and that is why the death toll was contained. PTI.
Policemen look at a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 30, police said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Policemen look at a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 30, police said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A pedestrian bridge stands hollow after parts of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A pedestrian bridge stands hollow after parts of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Policemen and others gather near a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Policemen and others gather near a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A policeman walks past a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A policeman walks past a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A crane works to remove a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A crane works to remove a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
A pedestrian bridge which connects the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station stands hollow.
A pedestrian bridge which connects the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station stands hollow.
The road under the damaged pedestrian bridge has been cordoned off for public transport after the bridge collapsed in the evening of March 14.
The road under the damaged pedestrian bridge has been cordoned off for public transport after the bridge collapsed in the evening of March 14.
BMC workers repair a patch of the street under the collapsed pedestrian bridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station.
BMC workers repair a patch of the street under the collapsed pedestrian bridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station.
Construction workers move a barricade on the street to cordon off the road near the CST station. A foot overbridge collapse on Thursday evening resulting in the death of six people.
Construction workers move a barricade on the street to cordon off the road near the CST station. A foot overbridge collapse on Thursday evening resulting in the death of six people.
People gather near the hollow foot overbridge which collapsed on Thursday evening killing 6 people and injuring 31 people.
People gather near the hollow foot overbridge which collapsed on Thursday evening killing 6 people and injuring 31 people.
Streets are closed after the fateful incident of a bridge collapsing in south Mumbai. Six people died and 31 were injured when a pedestrian foot overbridge collapsed near the CST station.
Streets are closed after the fateful incident of a bridge collapsing in south Mumbai. Six people died and 31 were injured when a pedestrian foot overbridge collapsed near the CST station.
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