Majherhat bridge collapses in Kolkata, many feared trapped

India bridge collapse Kolkata Majerhat Bridge dead

A portion of the Majerhat bridge collapsed over rail tracks in the busiest Alipore area in south Kolkata on Tuesday evening following heavy rains. Jams were witnessed in many parts of the city on roads arterially connected to the Majerhat Bridge road.

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal state, said in a televised address that at least eight people were injured but their conditions were stable.

The Majerhat Bridge in south Kolkata, India collapsed as commuters made their way home at rush hour.

Circular Railway services were also affected after the bridge collapse, an Eastern Railway spokesperson said.

Four NDRF teams along with fire brigade personnel were pressed in the rescue operations. "Some construction workers rescued at least five persons", he said, adding there would have been a bigger disaster if the portion over the railway lines with high tension wires had collapsed. Railway services were also disrupted due to the accident.

State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury demanded an "answer" from Chief Minister Banerjee and Public Works Department Minister Hakim.

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Televised images from the accident site showed a section about 30m long that had dropped to the ground, reported Associated Press. He said they had no idea of the casualties had seen there were motor cycles and other vehicles trapped in the debris.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief. Locals join. Rescue operations on.Prayers for those affected. "Rest of the investigation will be done later". "Hard to gauge enormity of tragedy as yet looking at visuals".

The police had said Tuesday evening that 27-year-old Soumendu Bag had died in the collapse while 21 others, including three women, were injured. President Ram Nath Kovind said he was "sorry to learn" about the partial bridge collapse.

An under-construction flyover had collapsed in crowded Burrabazar area, the wholesale business hub of the city, on March 31, 2016 that had claimed 26 lives.

#07:30 PM: Central Armed Police Force reach the spot where part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed.

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