India: Six lifeless as footbridge collapses in Mumbai

CHANDIGARH, India 

At least six people were killed and more than 30 injured Thursday when part of a pedestrian bridge collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, local media reported.

The dead included two female nurses from Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital who were heading to work for the night shift, local newspaper Hindustan Times reported.

“A 45-member team from the National Disaster Response Force and the Mumbai Fire Brigade rushed to the spot. Rescue operations went on for over an hour as many were trapped under the debris,” the newspaper reported, quoting officials.

“Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.

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