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Under-construction flyover collapses in UP’s Basti, several feared trapped

District administration officials reached Futahia, the spot of the flyover collapse in Basti, to coordinate rescue efforts. Several were injured in the incident.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2018 11:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Basti (UP)
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(Abdul Jadid/HT Photo)

At least four people were injured after a lintel of a flyover on National Highway 28 collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti early on Saturday morning. The incident occurred after an overloaded truck hit the flyover.

There were no reports of casualties so far though several are feared trapped under the debris. Rescue operations are underway.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath instructed the local administration to initiate immediate relief work.

A similar incident took place on May 15, in which 18 people were killed after an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi.

(With inputs from ANI)

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 10:07 IST