One dead, 8 injured as part of bridge on Eastern Freeway collapses in Mumbai
“I was just standing at the edge of the road in the breeze with my friends, looking at the construction workers heaving up the slab when suddenly we saw it collapsed. We went running to the spot. The police didn’t reach until nearly half an hour later and there were no ambulances. There were many trapped underneath the debris. We pulled them out one by one and hailed taxis to take them to the hospital,” Kasib Khan, who lives in a slum nearby.
Khan said there were at least nine people who were trapped under the slab and injured, contrary to official figures. He added, there are no safety measures undertaken on the road while the construction work is on.
“Every night there are taxis and trucks parked right below the construction site and no one says anything,” he added.
Officials attached to the Wadala Truck Terminal police station said the injured were rushed to Sion Hospital and KEM Hospital, with three of the six being grievously injured.
Officials from the fire
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