Majerhat Flyover Collapses in Kolkata, Rescue Operations Underway
Several people are feared dead after a portion of Majerhat flyover in Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday, 4 September.
Report as of 5:30pm:
Several people are trapped and some feared dead after a portion of the arterial Majerhat flyover in South Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday, 4 September.
At least nine people have been shifted to Kolkata's SSKM Hospital. There’s no confirmation on any casualties yet.
The flyover which connects Alipore and Behala was open and functional when the mishap took place, causing many vehicles to go down with it. It is reported that many vehicles were also underneath the portion of the bridge that collapsed.
“Our team is focused on relief and rescue work,” said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee soon after the tragedy struck the state capital.
Banerjee even cut her Darjeeling trip short at the wake of the mishap.
“We heard a loud noise, and the electricity went off in our offices. So, we came here to see what happened. Several bikes are buried under the debris. We are trying to help,” an eyewitness told ANI.
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