Thane is a city of 2 million people located 32km north of Bombay (Mumbai)
Thane is a city of 2 million people located 32km north of Bombay (Mumbai) Wikipedia

At least 14 dead 150 trapped in Indian bridge collapse

At least 14 people have been killed and 150 are feared trapped after a bridge collapsed in north Kolkata, India.

The partially-completed concrete and steel bridge fell on to traffic on a busy road. Cars, trucks and rickshaws can be seen under the debris.

Firefighters and residents were trying to rescue those trapped under the debris with their bare hands.

"The area was very, very crowded. Motorized rickshaws, taxis ... there was a lot of traffic," one witness told NDTV.

Another added: "We heard a loud rumble and then saw a lot of dust in the sky."

Some workers have been pulled from under large chunks of metal and concrete.

"The condition is pathetic. At this moment no one has any clue how many people are trapped," Raichand Mohta, a police officer at the scene, told reporters.

Troops from the National Disaster Response Force joined rescue efforts in Bara Bazaar.

The construction of the flyover has been delayed six times,according to the Times of India. It was supposed to have been completed three years ago.

 



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