Several people are feared trapped as bridge collapsed in Majerhat in south Kolkata and a large section of it crashed, leaving many cars trapped.
According to witnesses, the flyover collapsed in the middle. Many vehicles including two-and four-wheelers were also crushed in the incident. Majerhat bridge collapsed over a railtrack in the Alipore area of the city. The Kolkata Traffic Police has closed traffic on Diamond Harbour Road from CGR Road.
Meanwhile rescue teams and ambulances arrive at the spot where part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed.
Traffic update:-— DCP Traffic Kolkata (@KPTrafficDept) September 4, 2018
DH Road towards Majherhat Bridge is closed to traffic from NR Avenue. Necessary diversions are on.
Before two years the collapse of the under-construction Vivekanand flyover in Kolkata that claimed over 20 lives. Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work.