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In pictures: Civilians help police with rescue ops in Kolkata flyover tragedy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:06 IST

As of now, 14 people have been declared dead and about 78 injured, after an under-construction flyover collapsed at Bada Bazaar, Kolkata.

'Vivekanand bridge', which is near the busy Ganesh Talkies, collapsed at around 12.47 pm on Thursday. The number of casualties may rise as the day progresses as a large number of people are trapped under the debris.

While rescue operations are underway and the army has been called in, the current situation looks pretty grim. News reports show that civilians have jumped in to help the police and the fire brigade with the rescue work.

The flyover should have been completed three years ago and the completion of the project was reportedly delayed six times due to various reasons.

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Edited by Aishwarya Yerra

First published: 1 April 2016, 11:54 IST
 
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