One dead, 25 injured and more feared trapped

April FrancisSep 05, 2018

The incident in Majherhat, southern Kolkata, took place at around 11:30 GMT on Tuesday, when a almost 30-metre long section of the bridge dropped to the ground, the second such incident in the city in less than three years.

Another minister Firhad Hakim said six persons were taken to hospital.

#07:30 PM: Central Armed Police Force reach the spot where part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed.

A huge disaster team including four cranes and almost 500 rescue workers is at the scene and locals are helping to pull people from the wreckage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the incident is "deeply unfortunate" and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

One man died from head injuries in the collapse and another 21 people were taken to hospital, some in critical condition. Cranes have been deployed and gas cutters are being used for the rescue operation. The collapse of the bridge has affected railway operations though the portion that has collapsed does not run over the railway lines but a canal adjacent to them.

Dershowitz: 'Greatest Risk' to Trump Is From NY Prosecutors, Not Mueller Probe
Prosecutors believe there is very little about the Trump Organisation's financial transactions that Weisselberg doesn't know. Cohen mentioned Weisselberg on a secret recording that Cohen made in September 2016 and which was aired on CNN last month.

The rescue operations at Kolkata's Majerhat Bridge collapse site will continue through the night.

Banerjee, now on a trip to Darjeeling, expressed concern over the incident and said her government will initiate a probe into the cause of the bridge collapse. Traffic from various parts of South 24 Parganas and Behala area in the city were being diverted from Diamond Park area.

An eyewitness reported hearing loud noises at the time of the bridge collapse.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters that several transport workers may have been in a small office under the overpass when it collapsed. West Bengal is reeling under heavy rains.

Some locals said the collapse might have been due to the construction of metro railway pillars nearby but this was not immediately confirmed by the experts.

Tuesday's incident revived the awful memory of the Posta flyover collapse here two years ago.

Related Articles:



« Previous article


Popular Pages

Champions League group stage draw 2018
The English Premier League team are the only ones of the four who are not former European champions. Red Star Belgrade is also in this group .

Trump’s lawyer warns Americans would ‘revolt’ if he is impeached
One of the executives is American Media chief executive officer David Pecker , a long-time Trump friend. Look, some of Trump's early supporters were clearly grifters looking for a bigger piece of the pie.

New Australia Prime Minister Rewards Allies, Keeps Rebels In Cabinet
She says, "Today I advised the prime minister that I will be resigning from my Cabinet position as minister for foreign affairs". The new foreign minister's big challenge will be navigating a tricky relationship with China, Australia's top trading partner.

Cynthia Nixon battles Andrew Cuomo over 'sexist' debate hall temperature
The victor of the Democratic primary faces Republican Marc Molinaro and independent Stephanie Miner in November. Cuomo of lying multiple times , and routinely interrupted the governor during the debate.

Personal information of about 2 mn T-Mobile users leaked
T-Mobile specified in the statement that customers' payment card details, passwords and social security number were not exposed. The company said it "truly regrets that this incident occurred" and apologised for any inconvenience to customers.

Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret
Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC , pointed to the 308 decisions Kavanaugh wrote in his time on the D.C. Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9.

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Gordon now has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and is moving to the WNW at 17 miles per hour. Various watches and warnings are in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast from Florida Bay to east of Morgan City, La.

Chris Wallace: Trump to blame for Mueller probe
Despite his repeated public criticism, Trump has told people he is wary of crossing a line with Mueller by firing Sessions. President Donald Trump said Attorney General Jeff Sessions' job is safe at least until the midterm elections in November.

Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair Deal’ on Nafta
The U.S. and Mexico negotiated a new pact to replace NAFTA, snubbing Canada in the process. Canada is the second-biggest trading partner of the US , and Mexico is the third.

'Absolutely Catastrophic Defensively': Fans Critical of Arsenal Star Despite Attacking Success
If he felt better on Saturday, he should come'. "There is no problem with the player, speak with the doctor he can explain better".