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Kolkata Flyover Collapse: 24 Dead, Five IVRCL Officials Detained

The rescue operation at the site of the collapsed flyover is in its final stage.

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A truck crushed and trapped at the spot where an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata on Friday, 1 April 2016. (Photo: PTI)
Snapshot
  • Five IVRCL officials have been detained by the police.
  • PIL questioning maintenance and grade of materials used for construction filed in Calcutta High Court.
  • Death toll at 24, 80 others injured.
  • West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi directed the state to check the condition of all flyovers in Kolkata.
  • FIR registered against IVRCL under section of 304 of the IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder).
  • Five member team of Kolkata Police reaches Hyderabad to question officials of IVRCL infrastructure company.
  • Eight dead bodies recovered so far.
  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit collapse site on Saturday.
10:16 PM , 01 Apr

HMO Meets Mamata Banerjee

Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee in the light of the collapse of Vivekanand flyover in North Kolkata.

Rajnath Singh has assured all possible help to bring the situation under control.

9:47 PM , 01 Apr

Candlelight Vigil

People from Kolkata hold a candlelight vigil to respect the victims of the Vivekanand flyover collapse.

The collapse has claimed close to 25 lives and wounded atleast 80 people.

6:01 PM , 01 Apr

Rahul Gandhi to Visit Collapse Site

Vice president of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi will visit the collapse site of the Vivekanand flyover in North Kolkata on Saturday.

5:24 PM , 01 Apr

RSS Up For Help

Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) reached the spot soon after the accident to help in the rescue operation that is underway at the collapse site of Vivekanand flyover in North Kolkata.

RSS workers have been helping in the rescue operations at the Vivekanad flyover collapse site since Thursday, 31 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Pramod Bapat)
RSS workers have been helping in the rescue operations at the Vivekanad flyover collapse site since Thursday, 31 March 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Pramod Bapat)

Published: 01 Apr 2016, 9:25 AM IST
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