Flyover Collapse: ‘Act of God’ Was Just an Expression, Says IVRCL

IVRCL infrastructure company is shocked by the recent flyover mishap in Kolkata that left 24 dead and 80 injured.

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 Rescue operations underway at the site where a part of the flyover collapsed in Kolkata on 31 March 2016. (Photo: IANS)

In a press conference held on Friday in Hyderabad, the legal department told reporters that IVRCL infrastructure company is equally shocked by the recent flyover mishap in Kolkata that left 24 dead and 80 injured.

In an attempt to defend itself, the legal department of IVRCL said in a press conference:

The material used to construct the flyover was used only after it was approved. The same material was used in all other slabs. We are very sorry about what happened and empathise with those who lost dear ones…it’s merely an accident. Like the whole nation, we are also shocked and moved by this incident. We have kept all the concerned information to cooperate with the investigation.
IVRCL legal team speaks at a press conference in Hyderabad. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
IVRCL legal team speaks at a press conference in Hyderabad. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

When asked about IVRCL’s comment on the mishap being an ‘act of God’, the legal team tried to justify saying “it is only an expression. It means that it (the accident) is under nobody’s control.”

The legal department also said that the responsibility cannot be pinned on any one individual in the case of an accident.

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