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Foot over bridge collapses in Navi Mumbai, two injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 April 2019, 10:36 PM
Foot over bridge collapses in Navi Mumbai, two injured
Foot over bridge collapses in Navi Mumbai, two injured

Two persons were injured when portion of a Foot Over Bridge (FOB) collapsed in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area Thursday night, an official said.

Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said two persons were injured as the FOB at Sagar Vihar crashed around 8 pm.

Fire Brigade personnel rushed to the spot and the injured were admitted to nearby hospital, he said.

The incident comes days after a portio of a foot over bridge near Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Termnal collapsed on March 14, leaving seven people dead.  

The bridge, which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station station, was commonly called 'Kasab bridge' as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the strike.

On July 3 last year, portion of a road over-bridge had collapsed in suburban Andheri. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had then announced a joint safety audit of all 445 bridges in Mumbai as part of efforts to improve safety.

Following the order, the railways, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the IIT-Bombay had conducted the safety audit.

First Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:29 PM
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