Kolkata: The tragic incident of flyover crash in Posta has taken several lives with many injured. According to official sources the death toll has reached to 14 till now; it could rise further. Several injured have been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, intense political blame-game has erupted—where political leaders are trying to cash on this tragic incident to score brownie points before polls. Pradesh Congress President, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim should be suspended immediately! Firhad Hakim should be arrested for this callous approach.”
BJP leader and Union Minister of State, Babul Supriyo also held the TMC government responsible for this mishap. Babul said, “The TMC government is squarely responsible for this tragic accident, this is pathetic.”
Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee said, “We’ve requested the Army for help.” Mamata announced 5 lakh rupees as compensation for the deceased’s family, while 2 lakh has been announced for each injured.
Locals protested in anguish, where they raised slogans against all politicos; they asked that there should be no politics regarding this matter.