17 killed as under-construction bridge collapses in Kolkata, India

Baku, March 31, AZERTAC

Seventeen people are reported killed and at least 78 injured, while 150 are believed trapped, after an under-construction flyover collapsed in a densely-populated area of Kolkata, India, causing chaos, according to Russia Today. The incident took place near Girish Park in North Kolkata. Eyewitnesses told the Indian Express they heard a loud blast and a crashing sound. They also said they saw a cloud of smoke rising from the scene. Numerous photos on social media show people gathered near the scene of the incident trying to help those trapped or injured.

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