A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30, police said.
Police officer Praveen Satpal said 36 injured people were hospitalized, some in serious condition. Some motorists who were driving under the bridge when it collapsed were among the injured.
An audit of the bridge’s safety was carried out last year, said Maharashtra state Education Minister Vinod Tawde. He told reporters that some minor damage was detected and had not been repaired before the collapse of the bridge.
Thousands of commuters have used the 39-year-old bridge daily to reach Mumbai’s bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station.