Kolkata : The number of deaths in the Kolkata flyover collapse rose to 27 after three more body was recovered from underneath the piles of debris of concrete and iron girdles of the broken portion of the under-construction bridge. More than 80 people were injured.
OP Singh, the NDRF DG confirmed that the death toll in the Kolkata flyover collapse has reached 26. Sources says that three more bodies were pulled out which would take the total toll to 27.
The state government had earlier announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs. five lakh to next of kin of the victims and Rs. two lakh to gravely injured people.