An under-construction bridge collapsed near the famous Ganesh Talkies in north Kolkata's Girish Park area today. 150 people are feared to be trapped under the debris in the busy neighbourhood.
Police confirms 14 dead and 78 injured in the under-construction bridge collapse near Ganesh Talkies. Army has deployed four columns of rescue personnel.
There are three medical teams, two ambulances, surgeons and nursing assistants in each team. One engineer team of Army has also reached with special equipment's.
Police, fire brigade and disaster management personnel have rushed to the accident site and started rescue work.
Cranes have been pressed to remove the debris. The injured people have been shifted to the Calcutta Medical hospital for medical aid.
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WATCH: Desperate attempts being made to lift up fallen under-construction bridge to rescue trapped people in Kolkatahttps://t.co/qyt7XktjuX— ANI (@ANI_news) March 31, 2016.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others took to Twitter to express their shock and sadness. They also promised their support for the rescue efforts.
Shocked & saddened by collapse of under construction flyover in Kolkata. Took stock of the situation & rescue operations.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 31, 2016
Deeply saddened by the loss of life in #Kolkata bridge collapse incident. Prayers for the safety of those trapped.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 31, 2016
V sad to hear the tragedy in Kolkatta. My prayers with victims n their families.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 31, 2016
Spoke to DG NDRF who apprised me of the situation at the accident site in Kolkata. NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot for rescue ops— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) March 31, 2016
News of the collapse of a flyover in Kolkata extremely tragic. I hope rescue &relief ops reach those trapped and injured at the earliest— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) March 31, 2016