Photos: Train services hit after bridge collapse in Mumbai, 5 injured

A portion of a foot overbridge crashed on the Western Railway tracks, hitting the suburban train services here during Tuesday morning peak hours, an official said. Heavy overnight rains and waterlogging in many areas is suspected to be the cause of the crash of the structure, known as the Gokhale Bridge, on SV Road. Two pedestrians are reportedly injured but there is no official confirmation yet. Work was on to remove the debris from the WR tracks which blocked services in both directions, hitting hard the Mumbai commuters bound for their offices.

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Part of the Gokhale bridge that collapsed onto railway tracks in Andheri. A National Disaster Response Force team has reached the spot. Mumbai had witnessed an increase in rainfall activity on Monday after mostly dry weather over the weekend. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Part of the Gokhale bridge that collapsed onto railway tracks in Andheri. A National Disaster Response Force team has reached the spot. Mumbai had witnessed an increase in rainfall activity on Monday after mostly dry weather over the weekend. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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Commuters have been stranded at Borivali station as train services on Western and harbour lines have been hit. Mumbai’s dabbawalas have suspended all their tiffin box deliveries on Tuesday on the Western Railway (WR) routes, but will continue services on other routes. (HT Photo)

Commuters have been stranded at Borivali station as train services on Western and harbour lines have been hit. Mumbai’s dabbawalas have suspended all their tiffin box deliveries on Tuesday on the Western Railway (WR) routes, but will continue services on other routes. (HT Photo)

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The bridge, which connects Andheri West and Andheri East, also damaged the overhead wire structures, hampering train services on Western and Suburban lines. (HT Photo)

The bridge, which connects Andheri West and Andheri East, also damaged the overhead wire structures, hampering train services on Western and Suburban lines. (HT Photo)

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One person died as a wall collapsed during the rains at Patlipada GB road, Thane. Heavy overnight rains and waterlogging in many areas are suspected to be the cause of these crashes. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

One person died as a wall collapsed during the rains at Patlipada GB road, Thane. Heavy overnight rains and waterlogging in many areas are suspected to be the cause of these crashes. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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Five people have been injured in the bridge collapse have been sent to the hospital, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said. No people were trapped under debris. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

Five people have been injured in the bridge collapse have been sent to the hospital, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said. No people were trapped under debris. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

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The view outside Bandra Station. Western Railway says it is working on restoration of services between Andheri and Vile Parle. While trains are working between Virar-Goregaon and Bandra-Churchgate, WR has advised commuters to travel only if necessary to avoid inconvenience. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

The view outside Bandra Station. Western Railway says it is working on restoration of services between Andheri and Vile Parle. While trains are working between Virar-Goregaon and Bandra-Churchgate, WR has advised commuters to travel only if necessary to avoid inconvenience. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

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Waterlogging at Sion. Extra buses are being run between Andheri and Borival for the convenience of commuters, said Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Train services are running with delays on several routes. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

Waterlogging at Sion. Extra buses are being run between Andheri and Borival for the convenience of commuters, said Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Train services are running with delays on several routes. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

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A total of 31 buses are arranged from Andheri to different routes in the city, BMC’s Disaster Management Unit tweeted. The bus numbers are 2, 4, 440, 348, 202, 203, 225. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

A total of 31 buses are arranged from Andheri to different routes in the city, BMC’s Disaster Management Unit tweeted. The bus numbers are 2, 4, 440, 348, 202, 203, 225. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

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Commuters stranded at Borivali station. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that he has ordered an enquiry into the bridge collapse. The minister also said that he has directed officials to speed up repair work and quickly restore rail traffic. Goyal is expected to arrive in Mumbai at 11:30 am and is likely to visit Andheri. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

Commuters stranded at Borivali station. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that he has ordered an enquiry into the bridge collapse. The minister also said that he has directed officials to speed up repair work and quickly restore rail traffic. Goyal is expected to arrive in Mumbai at 11:30 am and is likely to visit Andheri. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

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A 40-member NDRF team is at the spot of the bridge collapse.The bridge debris is being removed manually as machines can’t be deployed at the site. Two sniffer dogs are part of NDRF team to trace for people buried in the debris. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

A 40-member NDRF team is at the spot of the bridge collapse.The bridge debris is being removed manually as machines can’t be deployed at the site. Two sniffer dogs are part of NDRF team to trace for people buried in the debris. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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