Bandra-Worli Sea Link accident: Accused arrested for speeding, rushing in Mumbai

New Delhi: Accused Irfan Abdul Raheem Beelkia was arrested by the police under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (death by negligence). Police said five people were killed and eight others injured on Wednesday on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai when a speeding car collided with three other stationary vehicles and an ambulance. The accident happened around 3 a.m. on the southern part of the sea link bridge, which connects Bandra in the western suburbs to Worli in southern Mumbai. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) expressed its sadness at the deaths in the accident. “Painted by the loss of life as a result of an accident on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families. Hope the injured recover quickly: PM @narendramodi,” the PMO tweeted.

According to a police official, during an investigation into the incident, they discovered that a car initially hit a partition on the bridge and that an ambulance was rushed to the scene for assistance. He said the occupants of two other cars also stopped to help. According to the official, another car coming from behind rammed into three stationary cars and the ambulance at the time. Thirteen people were injured, including a woman and a Sea Link employee, and five of them died during treatment, he said.

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Six of the injured were treated in different hospitals. Police said two others were allowed to leave after being treated for minor injuries.

(Inputs of PTI)

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