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Mumbai Bridge Collapse: Site of tragedy is infamous as Kasab Bridge, here's why

The bridge which connects the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station, commonly knwon as 'Kasab bridge' collapsed on Thursday evening.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 14, 2019 21:46 IST ]
CST bridge collapses
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CST bridge collapses

The bridge which connects the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station, commonly knwon as 'Kasab bridge' collapsed on Thursday evening.

The bridge was named 'Kasab Bridge' after the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist Ajmal Kasab passed through it during the terror attacks.

Five persons were killed and 34 got persons injured after a major portion of a foot overbridge near a train station in south Mumbai collapsed, officials said.

All the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals, a disaster management cell official said.

An eywitness said when the bridge collapsed, there was a red light at the nearby signal, and that is why the death toll was contained.

Another eyewitness said the overbridge was being used despite repairs being carried out this morning.

The incident took place around 7.30 pm when a major portion of the bridge caved in, the official said.

Some motorists who were passing beneath the bridge when it came down, were among those injured, he added.

"Fire brigade personnel reached the spot immediately and rescue work is in full swing. We have appealed the motorists to avoid the D N road to JJ flyover section," he said.

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