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Portion of skywalk collapses in Mumbai, senior citizen injured

mumbai Updated: Feb 08, 2017 10:42 IST
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The skywalk at Dahisar in North Mumbai was closed after a part of the slab collapsed on Wednesday. (Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

A senior citizen was seriously injured after a portion of a skywalk in suburban Dahisar collapsed, civic officials said on Wednesday.

Sunil Kulkarni (65) received serious injuries in the collapse on Tuesday night at Dahisar West. Bystanders immediately rushed him to nearby Silverline hospital where he is being treated, said an official from BMC Disaster Management Control Room.

The skywalk at Dahisar in North Mumbai was closed after a part of the slab collapsed on Wednesday. (Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

According to the official, there were no other casualties in the incident.

The 850 metre skywalk was built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and thrown open for public in 2011.

When asked, a police officer attached to local MHB police station said, “We have taken cognizance of the matter, inquiring into it and will register the case if lapses are found.”