Last Updated : Jul 21 2019 11:13PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Mortal remains of Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit cremated with full state honours            Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 mission begins at Sriharikotta space centre            Uttar Pradesh CM meets affected families of Sonbhadra shooting            Indian Cricket Team for West Indies tour announced            P V Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final           

State News

Mar 15, 2019
1:29PM

Death toll rises to six in Mumbai foot over bridge collapse

DD News
At least six people were killed and 31 injured after a portion of a foot-over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai collapsed last evening.

The incident occurred around 7:30 PM. A team of the National Disaster Response Force was pressed into service to carry out rescue operations. The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

The Maharashtra government has ordered a high-level probe into the accident. Talking to reporters, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, he has directed civic authorities to ensure speedy relief. 

Talking about the structural audit, Mr Fadnavis said, the bridge, built in 1980, was found to be fit last year and was currently undergoing some minor repairs. He said, the inquiry panel will also investigate if the structural audit failed to detect any damage. The Chief Minister ensured that the guilty will be strictly punished.

Police said, a case has been registered against the officials of Central Railway and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
An ex-gratia of five lakh rupees each to the next of kin of those killed has been announced by the state government. Fifty thousand rupees each will be given to those injured apart from all necessary treatment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to the accident. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, his thoughts are with the bereaved families. He wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

The incident comes eight months after another bridge collapsed in suburban Andheri, in which five people were killed.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Jul) Midday News 21 (Jul) News at Nine 21 (Jul) Hourly 21 (Jul) (2300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Jul) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Jul) समाचार संध्या 21 (Jul) प्रति घंटा समाचार 21 (Jul) (2305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Jul) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Jul) Khabrein(Eve) 21 (Jul)
Aaj Savere 21 (Jul) Parikrama 21 (Jul) Lok Ruchi Samachar 21 (Jul)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 21 (Jul) Samayki 21 (Jul) Sports Scan 21 (Jul) Spotlight/News Analysis 21 (Jul) Samachar Darshan 21 (Jul) Radio Newsreel 20 (Jul)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 18 (Jul) Surkhiyon Mein 18 (Jul) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 17 (Jul) Vaad-Samvaad 16 (Jul) Money Talk 16 (Jul) Current Affairs 19 (Jul)