Massive accident in Kolkata as Majerhat Bridge collapses, many feared dead
At least five people died in Kolkata on Tuesday after a portion of the MajorHat flyover. Many people trapped under the debris are scared. The incident took place in the Tarral area of Kolkata.
The flyover connects the city of Mominpur-Tartal. Many vehicles are buried under debris. Flower is considered to be one of the oldest bridges in Kolkata.
The police has closed the area while disaster management teams have been taken to the place.
The incident took place one year after a group of under construction flyovers after the death of 28 people in the Burabazar area of central Kolkata. After this incident on March 31, 2016, the state government had set up an expert committee, including former faculty members of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), to investigate the incident.