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In pics: Several feared trapped under collapsed Kolkata flyover

The flyover was set to be one of the longest in the city, connecting Girish Park in north Kolkata to Howrah.

kolkata Updated: Mar 31, 2016 18:06 IST
HT Correspondent
An under-construction flyover collapsed in one of Kolkata’s busiest roads on Thursday afternoon, trapping several people under the debris.
An under-construction flyover collapsed in one of Kolkata’s busiest roads on Thursday afternoon, trapping several people under the debris.(Soumen Datta/HT Photo)

Panic prevailed in Kolkata after an under-construction flyover collapsed in one of city’s busiest roads on Thursday afternoon, trapping several others under the debris.

The flyover was set to be one of the longest in the city, connecting Girish Park in north Kolkata to Howrah.

The accident took place in the crowded area near Ganesh Talkies in Kolkata. (Soumen Datta/HT Photo)
Vehicles are still trapped as rescue efforts continue. (Soumen Datta/HT Photo)
Army deployed four columns of rescue personnel and three medical teams to counter the disaster. (Soumen Datta/HT Photo)
The news of flyover collapse broke around 1:50 PM. (Soumen Datta/HT Photo)
Paramilitary forces in the city on election duty have reached the spot to lend a helping hand to the rescue efforts. (Soumen Datta/HT Photo)
The principal of Calcutta Medical College T K Lahiri told HT that two persons were “brought dead” while two were undergoing treatment at the hospital. (Soumen Dutta/HT Photo)
Several ambulances have been rushed to the accident site to provide medical aid to the injured people. (Soumen Datta/HT Photo)
A general view of the collapsed flyover in Kolkata. (REUTERS)
Several people are feared trapped under the rubble of the flyover. (ANI)

Rescue workers were seen trying to extract those trapped by cutting through stone slabs using heavy drilling machines. Personnel from disaster management authority rushed to the spot.

The under-construction flyover was set to be one of the longest in the city. (ANI)
Police officials and rescue workers look for people trapped under the rubble. (ANI)
A man comforts an elderly woman whose relative is feared trapped under the collapsed bridge. (ANI)
Visuals of the collapsed under-construction bridge near Ganesh Talkies in #Kolkata
Visuals of the collapsed under-construction bridge near Ganesh Talkies in Kolkata (ANI)
Hundreds of people feared trapped under the debris now. There are ghastly images of bodies trapped inside with no signs of life in the limbs jutting out from beneath the debris.

(With inputs from agencies)