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Kolkata Bridge Collapse: At least one dead and 25 injured after a portion of the Majerhat bridge collapsed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 September 2018, 9:24 IST

After a major accident in Kolkata, at least one person died and 25 injured in south Kolkata after a portion of the Majerhat bridge collapsed on Tuesday. However, there is no possibility of others trapped under the debris of the bridge, said the rescue officials. However, Police officials said that the clearing operation will continue till Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on her three-day visit to the Hills and after the accident, she said that she will be cutting short her visit and also ordered a probe by a high-power committee which will be led by chief secretary Moloy De.
Mamta Banerjee has also ordered to take a strict action against those whose negligence brought this casualty.

However, this 50-year-old bridge, which was located adjacent to the Majherhat railway station and its maintenance responsibility was in the hands of the state Public Works Department (PWD).

The bridge connected the city to the southern fringes and also an important connection between Behala and Kidderpore.

 

Also, a police officer said that the traffic movement has been suspended at Diamond Harbour Road in Taratala area. Traffic movement from various parts of South 24 Parganas and Behala area in the city are being diverted from Diamond Park area.

Before two years the collapse of the under-construction Vivekanand flyover in Kolkata that claimed over 20 lives.

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First published: 5 September 2018, 8:37 IST
 
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