Modi Calls Mamata, Expresses Condolences For Kolkata Tragedy

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  • Centre to extend full support to West Bengal: Kiren Rijiju.
  • IVRCL, the constructor of the flyover that collapsed, says will cooperate in investigations.

  • PM Modi calls WB CM Mamata Banerjee, expresses condolences for the bridge collapse incident, offers all assistance.

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  • Facebook activates Safety Check feature for Kolkata flyover tragedy.

  • Uber, Ola give free rides to and from site of flyover collapse.

  • Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) would provide medical assistance to injured workers.
  • As of now 21 are dead, 85 injured out of which 2 are very serious: WB CM.
  • 3 more NDRF teams sent to the spot keeping in view the prolonged rescue ops; 10 teams with 400 rescuers present there now.
  • Mamata to visit hospital to see the injured persons.
  • 70 people have been injured, around 5,000 people are working on rescue operation at the spot, says Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM.

  • Flyover collapse: Of the 18 dead bodies retrieved from the debris of the bridge, 15 bodies have been identified, says WB CM.
  • There IS No Bus under debris: NDRF
  • Difficulty is how to clear the rubble first: OP Singh, Director General, NDRF
  • Three cases registered against IVRCL at Jorasanko Police Station, the company building the flyover.
  • 6-member fact finding committee formed to look into the Kolkata flyover tragedy.
  • Police officer allegedly mistreated with Army officer. Army expresses displeasure. The cop allegedly asked army to step aside he said,”Thsi is our work not yours.”
  • Unverified sources said that death toll has reached 24.
  • CESC officials said that additional generators to provide all night lighting has been provided.
  • Huge metal guarder has been removed many crushed vehicles recovered from under the debris. Casualties likely to rise. Some injured too have been rescued and rushed to hospital.12512684_1521042804869876_1203084928510803721_n
  • Army rescue team are trying to cut through the concrete slabs with gas cutters.
  • A bus full of passengers reportedly stuck under the debris, said army.
  • The names of some of the deceased identified so far are: Tapan Das, Prakash Dhali. Ajay Kumar Kundai, Sarita Kundai, Pranab Das, Kanchan Chatterjee, Ashim Dutta, Kochi Das, Mahadev Adak, Ghulam Ali, Ranjit Sau, Asha Joshi, Umesh Kumar, Samar Thakur, Asha Thakur.
  • The high level probe panel will consists of experts from IIT, Kharagpur.
  • The priority will be on rescue and relief: Naqvi.
  • We have talked to the Defence Minister and related authorities to sent army and paramilitary forces to assist the rescue ops: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqhvi.
  • CPM leader Sujan Chakroborty attacked CM Matmata Banerjee over the incident.
  • The death toll has reportedly climbed to 18.
  • A crushed tata sumo has been removed under the debris. The vehicle has been crushed and the occupants are all supposed to be dead.
  • Army has asked Kolkata police to arrange proper lighting as all night rescue operation will go on.
  • Governor Keshri nath Tripathi reached the spot and had a conversation with CM Mata Banerjee.
  • 7 NDRF teams involved in rescue work at the site of Kolkata flyover tragedy and two more teams are en-route: Govt
  • 15 dead and over 50 injured in Kolkata bridge collapse, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjeefly-taxi
  • 45% work was left, one girder missed & second one fell. it is nothing but God’s act: KP Rao, IVRCL Infrastructure company
  • This has never happened before, we are also in shock: KP Rao, IVRCL Infrastructure company
  • PM Modi expressed his condolences to victims in telephonic conversation with me: Rajnath Singh, Home Minister on overpass collapse.
  • PM Modi said that Centre should provide more assistance. We’ll provide maximum assistance possible:Rajnath Singh
  • blood donation camps organized. Location: Bank of India crossing, BB Ganguly Street, Bowbazar
  • We appeal to local people to cooperate with us. Please keep the roads free so that rescue ops can continue:Mamata Banerjee
  • flyover tragedy: CONTROL ROOM NUMBERS: 1070, 033-2214-3526, 033-2253-5185, 033-2214-5664
  • Help line number-9432624365.
  • NDRF teams are working on the spot of the incident, this is a very unfortunate: HM Rajnath Singh
  • This is a clear case of corruption, there should be a CBI inquiry into this: MA Naqvi (BJP)
  • Media reports said that the company is under utter financial burden as projects are not met on time. Question are raised over the quality of material used for building the flyover.acc
  • IVRCL a controversial company is reportedly running in loss. The flyover is being constructed by the IVRCL.
  • CPM leader Ashok Bhattacharya refuted state government’s blame that the flyover was initiated during CPM reign and said that the collapse occured today almost five years after our government ended.
  • The flyover collapse victims will be offered free treatment in any government or private hospitals.
  • Hope fades for trapped people as rescue work processed in a slothish manner.
  • 5 policemen trapped in kiosk under Kolkata flyover are alive, given wate.
  • Those who are guilty will not be spared: WB CM
  • GOC Bengal area Lt Gen Rajeev Tewary is at the spot of accident & taking stock of situation. Additional column of army has been deployed.
  • Focus is on those who are trapped: WB CM
  • Army sends another ambulance with medics and four recovery vehicles (cranes) and seven water bowsers to the affected area
  • Employees of Infra company IVRCL, which had contract for collapsed Kolkata bridge, left their office (Hyderabad) when incident happened.
  • Sergeant Sandip Halder of Jorabagan traffic guard is also among the victims of crash. He was on duty under the flyover when the collapse occurred.
  • State govt is already doing whatever is necessary, central forces are there to support, help & take part in rescue &relief ops: Kiren Rijiju.
  • Almost three hours have passed but hundreds of people are still trapped. The incident has highlighted he utterly poor plight of disaster management system in the state.
  • CM Mamata Banerjee is on the spot and currently taking stock of the situation. fly4
  • Locals vent anger on political figures visiting the area. We dont want politics here, we want to save lives, said a man.
  • Everything will be done acc. to the requirement. Help for kin of the deceased will come later: Kiren Rijiju
  • We will send more NDRF teams and para-military forces if necessary: Kiren Rijiju (MoS Home) on Kolkata bridge collapse.
  • BJP leader Roopa Ganguly arrived on the accident site.
  • Massive delay owing to the lack of proper equipment has been reported.
  •  One Engineer team of Army has also reached with specialist equipment.
  • More teams are being mobilised for accident spot in Kolkata, two teams have already reached there: OP Singh, DG NDRF
  • We dont have the death toll or info on how many are injured. 100 mts of the bridge has collapsed: OP Singh, DG NDRF
  • Army has already deployed 4 columns of rescue personnel. There are 3 medical teams. 2 ambulances, surgeons & nursing assistants in each team.
  • A special control room has been opened at Nabanna. Control Room Nu-1070.
  • 300 army jawans have reached the spot for rescue ops.fly-5
  • The flyover was tendered in 2008 during CPM rule, says Mamata Banerjee
  • The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for the injured.
  • Union Minister Babul Supriyo blamed TMC government for he accident.
  • My sister is there, she spoke to me around 12:15, told that she is trapped under flyover: Victim’s brother
  • Fire reported inside the collapse site. Fire brigade fighting flames. The flyover is under-construction from six years.
  • At least 18 people have been brought to Kolkata Medical college out of which 9 died of their injuries.
  • Rabindra Sarani, Vivekananda Road, south bound traffic on Central Avenue have been blocked: Traffic control.
  • CM has requested the local people to evacuate the vicinity so that rescue works can proceed unhindered.
  • We have requested the army for help: Mamata Banerjee
  • Almost 3 hours have passed since the flyover collapsed but no heavy crane has yet reached the spot. Many injured people who are trapped might have been saved with timely rescue.
  • Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury has sought the removal of municipal and urban development minister Firhad Hakim.
  • Army called in to assist in rescue work for the bridge that has collapsed in Kolkata. Troops are on the way.
  • Car being pulled out from the debris of the collapsed bridge near Ganesh Talkies. car
  • A mini-bus full of people is believed to have been trapped under the debris. Ambulances are rushing to Kolkata Medical College.
  • CM Mamata Banerjee has reached the spot. Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury has also reached the spot.
  • Preliminary reports said that the weight of construction material has caused the collapse. The KMDA said that an the matter will be investigated properly.
  • An angry eye witness blamed the state government for the accident. He said, “My house is here from 1936 and it6 is still in good condition, but look the flyover has collapsed.”
  • Councilor Santosh Pathak also faced protest from people. We don’t want politics, said people.
  • As fresh reports are pouring in, the death toll has climbed to 14. On the other hand 17 cranes have been dispatched by metro authorities for rescue work.
  • Spoke to DG NDRF who apprised me of the situation at the accident site in Kolkata. NDRF teams have been rushed to the spot for rescue ops: Rajnath Singh
  • Gas cutters are used to cut the concrete slabs and rescue people.
  • Kolkata Mayor Shovan Chatterjee and Fire Brigade minister who reached the spot faces immense snub from the people.
  • Five people have been rescued and two people have reportedly died in Marwari hospital.
  • State government has sought help from metro rail authorities. a crane from metro is on the way.
  • Taxis buried under the debris of the collapsed bridge near Ganesh Talkies in Kolkata fly-4
  • Many trapped people can be saved if timely help arrive. So far no proper crane or equipment have arrived at the spot.
  • The 140 tonne crane which arrived at the spot has failed to lift the concrete block. The wire of the crane snapped while trying to lift the bloc. No high capacity crane has reached the spot yet.
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  • We want action to be initiated against the ministers and people associated-Kailash Vijayvargiya on bridge collaps
  • Mamata ji’s govt is responsible for this-Kailash Vijayvargiya,(BJP in-charge,West Bengal) on bridge collapse.
  • CPM leader Mohammas Salim has reached the spot. Manab Bannerjee has also reched the spot to take stock of the situation. fly6
  • A huge crane of 140 tonnes had just arrived at the spot. The crane will try to lift the huge concrete slab under which many people are trapped.
  • ANI reporter at the spot of collapsed under-construction bridge in Kolkata says, “scores of dead bodies under debris, many trapped”
  • 2 units of NDRF being rushed to Ganesh Talkies area of North Kolkata to assist in rescue work after a bridge collapsed.
  • No powerfull crane or machines have yet been arrived at the spot and it is still not clear how many people are trapped inside.
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  • Locals said that many people are trapped under huge grills and concrete chunks, many of the trapped people can be seen half crushed as they screamed for help. Rescue workers are4 helpless as the huge concrete chunk can not be moved with the present equipment.
  • ANI reporter at the spot of collapsed under-construction bridge in Kolkata says, “scores of dead bodies under debris, many trapped”.
  • Cement & concrete was poured in y’day only, it suddenly collapsed today: Eye-witness on bridge collapse in Kolkata
  • Eye witness says ‘it was a powerful collapse,sent shivers down my spine” after bridge collapses in Kolkata
  • Army unit joins rescue operation after an under-construction bridge collapses in North Kolkat.
  • TV footage show a taxi driver stuck under the debris is moaning in pain and agony. The rescue teams are unable to extract him till now.
  • Central forces have been rushed for rescue works. grotesque images of crushed body parts can be seen.  flyover 5
  • Although the rescue teams along with the local people are trying hard but the lack of proper equipment is delaying the rescue works. People reported that a loud explosion was heard around 12:30 pm and a huge chunk came rumbling down.
  • Huge traffic snarls have been reported on Chitpur road and Vivekananda road.
  • CM Mata Banerjee has cancelled her Midnapore rally and is coming to the spot.
  • Trinamool MLA from Jorashanku, Smita Bhaksi has been injured in the incident.
  • Shouts and yells can be heard from inside the debris, said witnesses. People accused the fire brigade for delaying rescue works. Too many injured people have flocked the Medical College emergency unit. flyover-2
  • Trauma care units have rushed to the spot. Medical college sources sad that many have been admitted in critical condition and confirmed three deaths so far, while ANI put the toll to 10 and said it may rise further.
  • At least 10 people have reportedly been confirmed dead and 150 are still trapped. Many vehicles are visibly seen crushed under he debris. Local people are extending a helping hand to the NDRF and fire brigade teams in the rescue work.flyover-4

Kolkata: A huge section of the under-construction Vivekananda flyover in Kolkata fall down on Thursday killing at least 10 people. Many people are believed to be trapped inside the debris. As per reports, a huge chunk fell off the flyover in-between Ganesh Talkies and Girish Park.

TV footage show that a huge section of the flyover collapsed on a tram line and crushed people and cars. Huge clouds of dust have engulfed the are. Traffic in the entire central Kolkata is witnessing a chaos.

Authorities have rushed rescue teams to the area and rescue operation is on. six to seven people are believed to be trapped under the debris. The rescue teams are using drill machines and gas cutters to clear the debris and rescue the people. Fire brigade teans have also been rushed to the area.

Many people also suffered injury during the incident and have been rushed to hospital, many in critical condition. Authorities are fearing that casualties may escalate further as the area is too congested and many people and cars are reportedly passing under the flyover.

Eye witnesses said that the construction work was going on the section, which fell today, since last night.


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