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Mumbai Bridge Collapse: Deeply anguished by the loss of lives, says PM Modi

PM Modi expressed his deep condolences to the families of victims of Mumbai bridge collapse where five people were killed and several got injured on Thursday evening.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 14, 2019 22:33 IST ]
PM Narendra Modi
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PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi expressed his deep condolences to the families of victims of Mumbai bridge collapse where five people were killed and several got injured on Thursday evening. 

PM Modi tweeted,"Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected."

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also extented his grief and said, "Pained to hear about the FOB incident near TOI building in Mumbai. Spoke to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with Rail Ministry officials."

He also announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh each to be given to the families of those who died in the incident and compensation of Rs 50,000 each to the injured for their treatment.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also expressed his sincere condolences to the family of the victims in Mumbai Bridge Collapse. Railway doctors and personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations, he said on Twitter.

Ashok Gehlot expressing his concern tweeted," Deeply saddened that #MumbaiBridgeCollapse  tragedy has claimed precious lives. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I wish and pray those trapped are rescued safely."

At least five people have been killed and 36 others have been injured as a foot overbridge at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station collapsed on Thursday evening. 

Five deceased killed have been identified as Appurva Prabhu, Ranjana Tambe, Jahid Khan, Sarika Kulkarni and Tapendra Singh.

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