Kolkata, India: A highway overpass collapsed on Tuesday in the crowded Indian city of Kolkata, but there was no immediate word on any deaths. However, six people have been admitted to hospital, says Firhad Hakim, WMinister for Urban Development and the Minister for Municipal Affairs in the Government of West Bengal.
Televised images from the scene showed a section about 100 feet (30 metres) long that dropped to the ground below.
About half a dozen vehicles had fallen with the section of concrete.
It was a 40-year-old bridge. As of now there has been no casualty, but search operations are underway, let us wait: Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister on Majerhat bridge collapse. #Kolkata pic.twitter.com/n1x4lArKnk— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2018
Police and firefighters used cutting tools to try to free people from the wreckage.
The collapse occurred in the city’s Majerhat neighborhood, a police official said on condition that his name not be used.