A pedestrian bridge in Mumbai collapsed around 19:30 (local time) on Thursday, March 14, leaving at least five people dead and 36 others injured. The collapse of the bridge, which connected Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station to BT Lane near Anzuman Islam School, reportedly left debris obstructing a major thoroughfare in south Mumbai. An excavator has been brought in to clear the debris that blocked the movement of traffic; fire engines and an ambulance were also reportedly at the scene. Lingering transportation disruptions are to be expected near the site over the coming hours.
CSMT, one of Mumbai's largest local stations, is used by tens of thousands of commuters each day.
The March 14 bridge collapse is the second major collapse to affect Mumbai over the past year. Last year, Andheri's G K Gokhale Road overbridge in Mumbai also collapsed, leaving two people dead.
Individuals in Mumbai are advised to monitor the situation near CSMT station, prepare for lingering transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions by local authorities.
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