Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata, West Bengal

Zee Media Bureau | Sep 04, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

A flyover collapsed in Majerhat area of south Kolkata in West Bengal on Tuesday. Several people are feared trapped while many who got injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital. At least 10 fire tenders and ambulances were rushed to the spot. Many vehicles got trapped as the flyover collapsed. Several casualties are also feared. Relief and rescue operations have begun.

 

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

The Majerhat bridge reportedly collapsed at 4.45 pm. At least 10 fire tenders and ambulances were rushed to the spot. West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim, who rushed to the spot soon after the bridge collapse, said that all those who were trapped have been rescued.

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

It was a 40-year-old bridge. As of now there has been no casualty, but search operations are underway, let us wait: Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister said on Majerhat bridge collapse.

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

According to eyewitnesses, several people on motorbikes also got trapped under the flyover. They said that electricity went off in the area as the flyover collapsed. An eyewitness claimed that he managed to rescue one person, but he succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital.

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Some more spot visuals from the Majerhat flyover collapse site in South Kolkata in West Bengal. The area has been cordoned off as the rescue operations began. 

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

A portion of arterial Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata collapsed; several people are feared trapped, said Kolkata Police. People were asked to vacate the area at the earliest as authorities feared that remaining part of the bridge could also collapse

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

At least 10 fire tenders and ambulances were rushed to the spot immediately. Teams of NDRF and local police are conducting the rescue operation at the collapse site. 

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Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

 The Indian Army clarified that its personnel have not been called in yet but since the area is very close, Army field hospital detachment has been sent. Eyewitnesses claim that at least five people are dead in the Majerhaat flyover collapse.

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