The incident took place during the peak rush hour, once again raising questions over the safety of such pedestrian structures. Inquiry will be done.
"Ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh each will be given to the families of those who died in the incident and compensation of Rs 50,000 each will be given to the injured, state govt will provide for their treatment", said CM Fadnavis.
Just after the incident, Mumbai Police had tweeted: "Foot over-bridge connecting CST platform 1 north end with B T Lane near Times of India building has collapsed". The injured have been taken to hospital. Commuters have been asked to use alternate routes. "Senior officers are on spot", tweeted Mumbai police.
The Railway Ministry said that the bridge belonged to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), but the Ministry is extending all support to the victims. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed "sincere condolences to the family of the victims" and said the railway doctors and personnel are assisting the local authorities grapple with the tragedy.
BJP leader and Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde said that maintenance work of the bridge was underway.
The state's education minister, Vinod Tawde, said an audit of the bridge's safety was carried out past year.
"A slab of the bridge had collapsed".
Arvind Sawant, the local MP from the Shiv Sena, dubbed the incident as most unfortunate and said, "This ill-fated bridge was placed under the minor-repairing after the audit of all the bridges in the city".
Probing the incident, the Mumbai police found two main factors contributing to the stampede - the rains that compelled commuters to stay put on the foot overbridge, and the constant crowd of commuters alighting from the trains adding to the crowd. Some of the injured are those who were walking on the bridge, while some are those who were underneath it when the bridge came crashing down.
Another reason given by the witnesses was a cry of frustration, "phool gir gaya" (flowers have fallen), from a flower seller mistakenly construed as "pul gir gaya" (bridge has fallen). All the injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals, a disaster management cell official said.
Thousands of commuters have used the 39-year-old bridge daily to reach Mumbai's bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station.
The National Disaster Response Force meanwhile said 10 to 12 people are thought to be trapped under the debris. An NDRF team has been moved from Andheri center, news agency ANI quoted NDRF as saying.
On July 3, 2018, a portion of the Gokhale Road bridge linking Andheri East and West gave way and collapsed, falling on the tracks of Andheri railway.