A portion of Majerhat bridge collapsed this Tuesday afternoon leaving at least one person dead and a number of casualties. People and several vehicles, including a bus, are trapped under the debris of the bridge according to Time of India.
The Army has been called to rescue the people trapped under the bridge. According to reports, nine persons are seriously injured and are in critical conditions.
Prime minister, Narendra Modi tweeted: “The collapse of a part of a bridge in Kolkata is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest.”
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed his worries to the press. Priority is being accorded to relief and rescue. Investigation will be done later, say the minister.
Bridge Majerhat collapsed leaving one dead and many people trapped under debris