According to the information given by the official, at least eight persons suffered injuries when a portion of a foot overbridge crashed on the Western Railway tracks in Mumbai.
Sound of crash created a stir and panic among the commuters. Official informed that the crash affected Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban train services.
Heavy overnight rains and waterlogging in many areas is suspected to be the cause of the crash of the structure, known as the Gokhale Bridge, on S.V. Road, which connects Andheri East and Andheri West.
There were no immediate confirmation whether the injured were commuters or pedestrians. Rescue operations continued to save those trapped under the debris.
Work was also on to remove the debris from the Western Railway tracks which blocked services in both directions, hitting hard the Mumbai commuters bound for their offices.
The Western Railway said trains were being operated between Goregaon-Virar on the northern side and Bandra-Churchgate in the southern direction, besides Harbour Line from Bandra-CST.