At 7.30 pm on Thursday when major portion of a foot overbridge outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station collapsed killing five and injured many.
Boolywood celbes like Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh deshmukh, vivek oberoi, Hema malini and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express their grief and disappointment over the incident. Some questioned the civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, and Central Railways over poor infrastructure. Some also asked why the bridge was operational when it was undergoing repair work.
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan prayed for the speedy recovery of the victims. “T 3118 – In grief and in silent prayer .. !! Mumbai city” he tweeted.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh paying condolences to the victims said, “What a horrible tragedy.. so sad to know that many have lost lives. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones & prayers for the injured. This #MumbaiBridgeCollapseshould have been avoided. This negligence is unpardonable.”
Vivek Oberoi tweeted in shock , “Perturbed to hear about the #MumbaiBri
dgeCollapse. So disturbing to see images and videos of the scene. Prayers for the victims and their families”.
Sachin Tendulkar called for authorities attention to prevent such incidents. “Distressed at the news of the fall of part of the overbridge at CST. Praying for the injured. Commuter safety needs attention and hoping that authorities act to prevent such incidents.”
Hema Malini prayed for those who lost their lives and those who were left injured. “Tragedy- this time in the heart of Mumbai! The foot overbridge at the CST suddenly collapsed killing 5 people & injuring at least 36. I pray for those who have lost their lives & for those now in hospital for treatment”.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh each for the families of those who died in the incident and compensation of Rs 50,000 each for the injured.