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Andheri bridge collapse in Mumbai leaves at least five injured

The Commissioner of Railways Safety, Western Circle, has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Traffic has been temporarily suspended below and above the bridge as well.

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

Part of a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Andheri West on Tuesday morning. Gokhale Bridge, a crossing which connects Andheri East to West, gave in at around 7.30 am. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

At least five people suffered minor injuries. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Officegoers, for whom local trains are the lifeline for daily commuting, bore the maximum brunt of the incident as many of them could not reach their work places. (Express Photo by Santosh Parab)

The Gokhale bridge collapse comes nearly a year after at least 22 people were killed in a stampede on a foot overbridge at Elphinstone station. (Express Photo by Santosh Parab)

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has taken stock of the situation by speaking to the Commissioner of Police and BMC Commissioner. (Source: AP)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

It is yet to be ascertained what caused the bridge to collapse. The Commissioner of Railways Safety, Western Circle, has ordered an inquiry into the incident. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Some schools in the western suburbs have declared a holiday on Tuesday due to the Andheri bridge collapse as well as the heavy rain in the city. (Source: AP)

Rescue workers clear the debris of a foot overbridge that collapsed on the Western Railway tracks, at Andheri station following heavy rain in Mumbai. (Source: PTI)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered an inquiry into the incident. He has directed authorities to ensure the bridge is repaired quickly and traffic is restored. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

Traffic has been temporarily suspended below and on the bridge. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

The fire brigade, police, NDRF and ambulance services were deployed at the site to remove the debris. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

The rain in the city is hampering efforts to remove the debris. Water has accumulated on the railway tracks at Vikhroli, Kurla and Sion stations. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

Due to the collapse, slow and fast trains on the suburban line of Western Railways have been halted. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

BEST has deployed 14 extra buses between Borivali to Churchgate to help commuters. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)

Part of Mumbai's Andheri bridge collapses, at least five injured

With trains halted along the Western Line, dabbawalas, who supply tiffin boxes across the city, have said they will be unable to work today, reports PTI. (Express Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala)