HORROR More than 50 ambulances have been put on standby
05 September, 2018, 13:27
A section of Majerhat bridgecollapsed in Kolkata on Tuesday. It is reported that many vehicles were also underneath the portion of the bridge that collapsed.
Another minister Firhad Hakim said there has been no casualty in the incident, adding that all those trapped under the debris have been rescued, and six injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital.
Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work in the fading light.
The Chief Minister, who is on an administrative visit to Darjeeling, said that a high-powered committee headed by the state Chief Secretary would probe the collapse.
The accident took place on a day the city received 72.1 mm of rainfall since morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief. Rescue operations are underway. My thoughts are with the families of the victims.
#08:00 PM: The bridge (Majerhat) collapse incident in Kolkata is extremely tragic.
"The bridge deserved better maintenance", said Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.
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