Under-construction flyover collapses, several feared dead


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An under-construction flyover collapsed in North Kolkata near Ganesh Talkies (Girish Park), Thursday afternoon leaving several trapped under the debris.

The location of the bridge is in a densely populated locality in BaraBazar.

Rescue operations are currently underway and eye-witnesses at the site feared at least a 100 people could be trapped under debris.

Eyewitness said they heard a loud explosion and then a crashing sound. A cloud of smoke emerged from the collapse.

Visuals emerging from the location show huge amounts of tangled metal and concrete. There was also a fire reported under the bridge. The fire has been linked to fuel tanks that were under the bridge. Fire officials speaking to NDTV say that the fire sparked from the spilled fuel.

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