Mumbai rains: Bridge collapses, some feared trapped

Heavy rainfall in the financial capital of Mumbai has caused a portion of a foot over-bridge to collapse, and some people are feared to be trapped under the debris.

The Gokhale Bridge, connecting Andheri East to West, collapse in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and five people have been injured, reports indicate.

An official from Disaster Management Unit told news agency PTI that incessant rains had caused cracks in the foot over-bridge, which later resulted in the collapse. “Thankfully, no train was passing beneath the track,” he added.

This incident has affected rail and road traffic, and Western Railway officials say it’s difficult to estimate when normal services would resume as the damage to the track due to the bridge collapsing is yet to be ascertained.

Mumbai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since Monday, resulting in waterlogging in some places.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in the city for the next 48 hours. Mumbai will also experience rainfall throughout the week.