4 killed in Mumbai footbridge crash

Mumbai footbridge


MUMBAI: At least four persons were killed and another 30 injured, including some critically, when a portion of a overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down on Thursday. The victims included three women and a man. Two of the women were identified as Apoorva Prabhu, 35, and Ranjana Tambe, 40, while the third was unidentified. The man was Zahid Siraj Khan, 32. The tragedy which shocked Mumbaikars occurred around 7.35 p.m. as the foot over bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, the BMC Disaster Control said. 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. (IANS)