One of Kolkata's oldest bridge, Majerhat bridge, collapsed on Tuesday evening in southern part of the city. Two years ago an under construction flyover in Kolkata collapsed killing 27 people.
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A part of the 50-year-old bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road in southern part of the metropolis caved in Tuesday evening, killing one person, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles.
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The 40-year-old bridge collapsed in Alipore area also crushing some vehicles. (ANI)
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Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work.
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No immediate word on any deaths or injuries has been made yet.
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Televised images from the scene showed a section about 100 feet (30 meters) long that collapsed.
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About half a dozen vehicles had fallen with the section of concrete.
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Police and firefighters use cutting tools to free people from the wreckage.
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The crushed vehicles include both two and four-wheelers.
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West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim said that the those trapped have been rescued.