Under-construction flyover collapses in Kolkata


An under-construction flyover in Kolkata collapsed on Thursday, triggering fears of many being trapped under the debris. One girder of the Vivekananda Road flyover near the old Ganesh Talkies collapsed and several vehicles are feared to be trapped underneath.

Official confirmation about casualties and injuries is yet to be received. However, PTI has reported one casualty in the accident.

Minister for Disaster Management Javed Khan said that about 20 to 35 people are injured in the collapse. He, however, couldn't confirm the number of deaths.

'I suddeny heard a loud noise, everything went dark'

Gopal Debnath, one of the survivors of the incident, was travelling from Howrah district in a Tata Sumo with three family members.

"Around 12 .30 - 12.45, I suddeny heard a loud noise and everything went dark. I lost consiounesss," he said. He was rescued by the driver and received first aid from the locals.

A disaster management team is on the spot.
Source The Hindu

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