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Modi, Rahul condole Mumbai footbridge crash deaths

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his anguish on the death of people due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai.

“Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot over bridge 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,” he said in a tweet.

At least five persons were killed and another 30 injured, including some critically, when a portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down on Thursday.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also expressed his condolences.

“I am very sad to hear about the Mumbai foot over bridge accident. I express my deep condolences to the families of the people who died in the accident. I pray that those who are injured recover as soon as possible,” he said in a Facebook post in Hindi.

–IANS

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