LIVE: Varanasi flyover collapses; 18 dead so far, several feared trapped under debris – Top developments

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Updated:May 28, 2018 2:56:54 pm

In an unfortunate incident, at least 18 people died after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district. The incident took place near Varanasi Cantt railway station. Also, several feared trapped in the debris.

varanasi flyover collapse, varanasi, Yogi Adityanath, flyover collapse, varanasi flyover accidentMore than 12 people died after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.

In an unfortunate incident, at least 18 people have died so far after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi district. According to NDRF spokesperson, 18 bodies have been recovered from Varanasi flyover collapse site. The incident took place near Varanasi Cantt railway station. Also, several feared trapped in the debris. According to news agency ANI, 18 deaths have been recorded till now in Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident and death toll is expected to rise. Rescue operation is on.

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– 7 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continue rescue and relief operations. 3 members high level committee set up to investigate.

-Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh declared for deceased & injured respectively

– Committee has been setup to investigate the incident. Govt will give a compensation of Rupees Five lakh each to the families of the deceased. The committee will give the report in 15 days: Keshav Prasad Maurya on Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident

– UP CM Yogi Adityanath has left to meet the victims of Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. He will also visit the site of the incident.

– I cannot tell the reason of this incident till the investigation is done. Cranes are still coming, rescue operations are still underway: KR Sudan, Project Manager on Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident.

– 18 deaths recorded till now in Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. Death toll expected to rise.

– 7 NDRF teams on spot. As per current info 16 people died & 6 are under treatment. All trapped vehicles taken out. 3 member committee will investigate the incident. Final figures awaited: Arvind Kumar, Principal Secy (home) on Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident

– This is a very unfortunate incident & I’m deeply saddened by it. I’m going to meet the injured in the hospital. Culprits will not be spared. Will setup a committee to look into the matter: Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy CM on Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident

– 7 National Disaster Response Force teams of around 325 men deployed for relief operations at the site of Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. 16 bodies recovered till now. Death toll expected to rise. Rescue operations underway.

Spot Visuals of Varanasi flyover collapse

Additionally, UP CM Yogi has expressed grief and directed the administration to speed up rescue operations. According to the local police officials, “A portion of an under-construction flyover near the railway station here collapsed on Tuesday and several people were feared buried under it.” The incident occurred post-noon. The rescue teams were rushed to the spot. Senior police and administration officers also reached the site of the incident.

“It is feared that several people are buried under the rubble,” an official said.

Visuals from the site of collapse

According to news agency ANI, eye witnesses at Varanasi’s Cantt area, where portion of under-construction flyover collapsed, revealed, “I was at a distance of 50 m from the flyover when it collapsed, trapping people under it. 4 four-wheelers, an auto-rickshaw & a minibus were crushed by it. The help came after an hour.”

PM Modi saddened by the loss of lives

Also, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. I pray that the injured recover soon. Spoke to officials and asked them to ensure all possible support to those affected.”

 

“I spoke to UP CM Yogi Adityanath Ji regarding the situation due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. The UP Government is monitoring the situation very closely and is working on the ground to assist the affected,” PM Modi added in another tweet.

Reportedly, some vehicles were also crushed in the incident.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the incident. Yogi said, “My condolence with the affected families. I have sent Dy CM & minister Neelkanth Tiwari to the spot. Formed committee to look into the incident, report to come in 48 hours: UP CM on under-construction flyover collapse in Varanasi’s Cantt.” He added, “5 teams of NDRF (250 jawans) with full equipment rushed to the spot of accident, in Varanasi. Compensation of Rs 5 lakh for kin of those dead and Rs 2 lakh for seriously injured in the incident.”

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Additionally, UP CM Yogi has expressed grief and directed the administration to speed up rescue operations. According to the local police officials, “A portion of an under-construction flyover near the railway station here collapsed on Tuesday and several people were feared buried under it.” The incident occurred post-noon. The rescue teams were rushed to the spot. Senior police and administration officers also reached the site of the incident.

varanasi flyover collapse, varanasi, Yogi Adityanath, flyover collapse, varanasi flyover accident More than 12 people died after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.7 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continue rescue and relief operations. 3 members high level committee set up to investigate.
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