Thursday, March 31, 2016

Videos: Overpass Collapse Kills Over Twenty Souls - Kolkata, India

Moment massive overpass collapsed without warning onto busy Kolkata street leaving at least 22 dead and scores trapped as thwarted rescuers frantically work to save them  

At least 21 people have been killed and some 150 are feared trapped after a flyover collapsed onto moving traffic in the Indian city of Kolkata on Thursday. Dozens of pedestrians and drivers may be crushed underneath the under-construction overpass, which came down during rush hour in a teeming commercial district near Girish Park. Terrifying surveillance footage of the moment the bridge collapsed shows pedestrians desperately trying to flee for their lives before a mass of solid concrete comes crashing down onto them and passing cars. Firefighters and residents rushed to rescue victims from the wreckage with their bare hands. Bloodied bodies were seen trapped under concrete slabs, while hands and legs were sticking out from under twisted debris. But ambulances were struggling to reach the scene amid the traffic. The accident comes just days before Kolkata is due to host the T20 Cricket World Cup. It is the latest in a string of deadly construction collapses in India, some of which have highlighted shoddy building standards. The concrete for this bridge was laid on Wednesday night - 12 hours before it collapsed.  Daily Mail Read More>>>>>

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