A flyover bridge has collapsed in Kolkata, India, killing at least 18 people and leaving 70 others injured.
According to BBC News, the flyover was under construction when it collapsed onto a crowded street on Thursday, in an area near Girish Park, one of Kolkata’s most densely populated neighbourhoods, crushing pedestrians and vehicles under concrete slabs and metals.
While many are still feared trapped under the concrete and steel bridge, it has been confirmed that at least 18 people have died and 70 others are injured from the accident.
When attempts by the police and pedestrians to move the fallen girders and steel rods failed, soldiers moved in even as specialist rescue teams armed with concrete cutters, drilling machines, sensors to detect life and sniffer dogs were on their way.
The 2km-long (1.2 mile) flyover has been under construction since 2009 and missed several deadlines for completion.
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