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Kolkata flyover collapse kills 14, with scores feared trapped

Rescue teams reach near the fallen bridge site in Kolkata

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A FLYOVER under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on to moving traffic below, killing at least 14 people with as many as 150 people feared trapped, police said. Residents were using their bare hands to try to rescue people pinned under a 100-metre (110-yard) length of metal and cement that snapped off at one end and came crashing down in a teeming commercial district near Girish Park. “Monumental tragedy. Rescue ops on. Many feared dead,” Derek O’Brien, spokesman for the party that governs the state of West Bengal of which Kolkata is the capital, said in…

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