Kolkata : At least 10 individuals were killed in Kolkata and 30 more were harmed after a flyover being built in the centre of the city came crashing down on Thursday.
Official dread numerous more might have died on in what the state government called a monumental tragedy.
“I think no less than 150 individuals are under the trash,” a witness said.
Television footage showed a bloody hand reaching out from under what appeared to be a massive girder. People were trying to hand bottles of water to survivors pinned underneath.
Visuals also showed taxis buried under the collapsed bridge.
The flyover was being constructed at Burrabazar, a busy area in central Kolkata near the famous Ganesh Talkies. It has been under construction since 2009, say reports, and has missed several deadlines for completion.