Majerhat Flyover Collapses in Kolkata, Rescue Operations Underway

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident.

The sudden collapse of 40-year-old bridge damaged a few cars, minibus and some two-wheelers. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. "I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest". The Army field hospital detachment in Kolkata near the collapsed Majerhat bridge has been called in to help in rescue operations.

"Bridge deserved better maintenance. Rest of the investigation will be done later", Banerjee said.

According to her, the state audits bridges every six months to know know whether renovation is required.

Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed.

"Didi, think not only of votes but also of the lives".

The report added that five cars and a mini bus are trapped underneath piles of debris from the collpaed section of the bridge.

Rescuers were seen trying to reach underneath the flyover to find those feared trapped. Of the injured, nine were admitted to the SSKM Hospital, while remaining seven were admitted to CMRO Hospital.

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"Our team is focused on relief and rescue work", said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee soon after the tragedy struck the state capital. "The matter required to be enquired", he told reporters.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, which is executing construction of the Joka-BBD Bag metro corridor passing through the vicinity of Majherhat bridge, said there is "no relationship of metro construction" with the incident.

Four NDRF teams along with fire brigade personnel were pressed in the rescue operations. There was a pit in the bridge and the PWD and Railways should have noticed that and maintained the bridge.

Local railway services were affected as the bridge crossed a set of tracks. It runs over the Majerhat Railway Station and connects the city centre to Behala and other southern suburbs.

One person died and several were injured.

A Kolkata Traffic Police officer said traffic movement through Diamond Harbour Road in Taratala area has been suspended following the incident.

It was the second major road collapse in Calcutta in recent years.

In March 2016, part of a bridge under construction collapsed in the busy Burrabazar area of Kolkata, killing 26 people and injuring 90.

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