A part of a foot overbridge collapsed at Andheri station in Mumbai on Tuesday morning following heavy rain hitting suburban local train services, a Western Railway spokesman said.
Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot as it is feared that some people might be trapped under the debris.
Several commuters were stuck in the locals and many jumped off the stationary trains and started walking on the tracks.
Two pedestrians are reportedly injured but there is no official confirmation yet.
According to Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) department, “Some people are feared trapped inside. We are at the spot and trying to check with the locals if someone is missing as they might be trapped under the debris”
“Our train was stuck at Jogeshwari station for about 30 minute before the train crew announced. From there, I walked to the highway where I somehow managed to catch an auto,” said Rutu Charan, a Jogeshwari resident.
Meanwhile, waterlogging was reported from several parts of the city resulting in traffic jams.
The bridge collapse has affected train services.
The bridge, which connects Andheri West and Andheri East, also damaged the overhead wire structures, hampering train services on Western and harbour lines. Central Railway trains were also running late.
All services of Harbour railway line are affected between Andheri railway station & Bandra railway station, however, the services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) & Bandra railway station are running normally.