This is the really sad news we ever heard, An under-construction flyover has collapsed in North Kolkata close Ganesh Talkies (Girish Park), Thursday evening leaving a few caught under the debris. The area of the bridge is in a highly populated region in BaraBazar.
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Under-construction flyover collapses, several feared dead in Kolkata
Rescue operations are right now in progress and observers at the site dreaded no less than a 100 people could be caught under garbage. An eyewitness said they heard a loud blast and then a smashing sound. A billow of smoke rose up out of the breakdown.
Visuals rising up out of the area show gigantic measures of tangled metal and concrete. There was additionally a fire reported under the extension. The fire has been connected to fuel tanks that were under the bridge.
Rescue operations are going full speed ahead. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was in Purulia for the election campaign, is coming back to the city to take control the situation.
The incident occurred close Ganesh Talkies in Girish Park. It is a packed territory in North Kolkata, which houses numerous business and also commercial building.
#Kolkata flyover collapse: Rs 5 lakh compensation for dead, Rs 2 lakh for seriously injured, Rs 1 lakh for those with minor injuries
— Times of India (@timesofindia) March 31, 2016
WATCH: Rescue ops underway for those trapped under debris after under-construction bridge collapses in North Kolkatahttps://t.co/t96fZB3Qpr
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2016
The scaffold was because of being finished in 2010 and has missed 8 due dates up ’til now. The following due date for the finish of the development is in December 2016. The flyover, named after Vivekananda, was one of the pet ventures of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee when she came to control in 2011.
Monumental tragedy. Rescue ops on.Many feared dead. Chief Sec/Home Sec at site. CM headed back to Kol immediately.This is the update I have
— Derek O'Brien (@derekobrienmp) March 31, 2016
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Death toll rises to 14, control room set up, helpline number 1070