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18 dead, many feared trapped in Varanasi flyover collapse

16 May 2018, 04:27 | Erica Roy

Cars crushed under the portion of the flyover that collapsed in Varanasi

Cars crushed under the portion of the flyover that collapsed in Varanasi

"The report will come in 48 hours". Officials feared that the toll may rise.

Seven cranes have been sent to lift the beam and the army have been called. "CM expressed grief and directed the administration to speed up rescue operation", UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

The construction has been marred by controversies, an official said.

Police and rescue workers launched an immediate relief operation, recovering bodies from cars and a three-wheeled rickshaw, Agarwal said.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been rushed for the rescue of the people. "Three persons have been pulled out alive from under the debris", he told IANS earlier, adding that three-four people could still be trapped.

Built at a cost of Rs 129 crore by the Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation was scheduled to be inaugurated in December but could not due its delayed schedule. According to the preliminary information, 18 people have died in this accident while 3 people have been rescued from the rubble.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has already left for the spot.

In a horrific tragedy, an under-construction flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Tuesday, claiming 15 lives and injuring 11 others. I pray that the injured recover soon.

Prime Minister Modi also tweeted that he had instructed the local authorities to provide every possible help to the victims.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Governor Ram Naik too condoled the deaths.

Work on the flyover, which would connect Chaukaghat and Lahartara, began on October 1, 2015 when Akhilesh Yadav was the Chief Minister.

"This is the reality of development in the top-priority constituency of the country".

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