HIGHLIGHTS Majerhat bridge collapse: Big mishap in Kolkata, several injured; PM Narendra Modi expresses grief

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Updated:Sep 04, 2018 9:57:58 pm

A part of Kolkata's Majherat flyover has reportedly collapsed. Several people and vehicles are reportedly feared trapped. No inputs on loss of life have been received yet.

It is one of the city’s oldest flyover. Several television channels have reported that many people are feared trapped.

A part of Kolkata’s Majerhat flyover collapsed on Tuesday. The mishap took place around 4.30 pm, leaving many injured. Police, locals and Army rushed to the rescue of those trapped under the debris. Majerhat is one of the city’s oldest flyover. State minister Firhad Hakim said that all stranded have been rescued and admitted to hospitals. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the incident and said that authorities are focussing on rescue operations.

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Highlights

    19:08 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi speaks

    Bridge deserved better maintenance. There was a report on a pit here for quite some time, I don't know whether PWD noted it. PWD and Railway administration had the responsibility to maintain it. Matter requires investigation: Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi

    19:07 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    PM Modi offers condolences

    The collapse of a part of a bridge in Kolkata is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest: PM Modi

    19:06 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    1 killed, confirm police

    At least one person killed in Kolkata bridge collapse: Police

    18:56 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    The collapse of a part of a bridge in Kolkata is deeply unfortunate, says PM Narendra Modi
    18:48 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Traffic situation

    Traffic from various parts of South 24 Parganas and Behala area in the city were being diverted from Diamond Parkarea, the officer said.

    18:48 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Traffic situation

    A Kolkata Traffic Police officer said traffic movement through Diamond Harbour Road in Taratala area has been suspended following the incident.

    18:47 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Traffic situation

    Transport services connecting the vast areas in the south-western part of the city and South 24 Parganas district were severely affected owing to collapse ofa portion of a road over bridge at Majherhat on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road Tuesday.

    18:04 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Sealdah Budge Budge rail line affected

    The Sealdah Budge Budge rail line has been affected due to the bridge collapse.

    18:04 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Roads closed in Kolkata

    Alipore Road is closed to traffic from Judges Court Road

    DH Road is closed to traffic from Ekbalpore Crossing

    DH Road is closed to traffic from CGR Road

    DH Road towards Majherhat Bridge is closed to traffic from NR Avenue

    18:03 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Many feared trapped

    An eyewitness said that many people are feared trapped underneath the collapsed bridge. Police and locals are conducting rescue operations.

    17:59 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister

    Six people have been admitted to hospital: Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister on Majerhat bridge collapse.

    17:58 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister

    All those who were trapped have been rescued: Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister on Majerhat bridge collapse

    17:57 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister

    It was a 40-year-old bridge.  As of now there has been no casualty, but search operations are underway, let us wait: Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister on Majerhat bridge collapse.

    17:54 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Firhad Hakim, Minister for Municipal Affairs

    Firhad Hakim, Minister for Municipal Affairs: PWD, KMDA and Kolkata Police officials are carrying out rescue operations. As of now 6 people have been admitted to hospital

    17:49 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Mamata Banerjee statement

    Police is investigating the matter, a detailed investigation will be done, our main focus right now is rescue and relief operations: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

    17:44 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    More visuals

    Visuals from the spot where part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed.

    17:42 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Mamata Banerjee statement

    Our team is focused on relief and rescue work. Our priority is relief and rescue. Rest of the investigation will be done later: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Majerhat bridge collapse in South Kolkata

    17:42 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Mamata Banerjee statement

    We are very worried. We are receiving information from the rescue team on ground(majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata). We want to go back as soon as possible. There are no flights in the evening, we are unable to do so: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling (file pic)

    17:41 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    The flyover collapsed around 4:30PM

    The flyover collapsed around 4:30PM; meanwhile, the Army has said that it has not been called in for any rescue operations, however, Army field hospital has sent a detachment

    17:35 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Indian Army statement

    Army has not been called in but since the area is very close,  Army field hospital detachment has been sent: Indian Army on part of Majerhat bridge collapses in South Kolkata

    17:28 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    1 dead, confirms Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee says that one person has died. Mamata Banerjee has sought a detailed report from the police

    17:24 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Eye-witnesses react

    WATCH: Eye-witnesses react after a part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata collapsed. WestBengal

    17:21 (IST)04 Sep 2018
    Many people are feared trapped

    Many people are feared trapped beneath the debris of the bridge

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