Five people were killed and nearly ten injured after a speeding car crashed into three other cars, and an ambulance on Mumbai’s Bandra Worli Sea Link.
The incident happened around 3 am on Wednesday on the south-bound stretch of the sea link bridge, which connects Bandra in western suburbs to Worli in south Mumbai.
Thirteen people, including a woman and a Sea Link employee were injured and five of them were later declared dead during treatment, police officials said.
Six of the injured were undergoing treatment in different hospitals. Two others were allowed to go after being treated for minor injuries.
The CCTV footage of the accident shows, an ambulance and three cars standing on the bridge, when a high-speeding vehicle smashes into them. Several people were at the scene during the crash.
Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families. I hope that those who have been injured have a speedy recovery: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 5, 2022
Reacting to the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences for the bereaved families. “Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families. I hope that those who have been injured have a speedy recovery," the PMO tweeted.
A probe revealed that a car initially hit a divider on the bridge and an ambulance was rushed to the spot for assistance, a police official told PTI. The occupants of two other cars also halted their vehicles to provide help, he said.