Kolkata's Majherhat Bridge collapse;  1 killed, 23 hurt

Published: 05th September 2018 11:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2018 11:43 AM  

The Majerhat bridge in the crowded Alipore area of Kolkata caved in around 4.45 pm on Tuesday, 04 September 2018. This is the third bridge collapse in the city in five-and-a-half years. | PTI
Rescuers work at the scene after a highway overpass collapsed on a sewage canal in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. | AP
Amid rains, the rescuers tried drilling the concrete slabs, used sophisticated cameras and engaged sniffer dogs to ensure anybody trapped under the rubble could be reached and rescued. Vehicles are seen stuck after a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata Tuesday September 04, 2018. | PTI
At least one person died and six were critically injured after a portion of the 40-year-old Majerhat rail overbridge in south Kolkata collapsed. In image: An injured victim is carried to SSKM hospital.| PTI
Labourers working on the metro project claimed that two of their co-workers, who were probably inside a temporary shelter underneath the bridge, were missing. In image: An injured at SSKM hospital. | PTI
People gather near the site where a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata Tuesday Sep 04 2018. | PTI
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The Majherhat bridge connects extended areas of South 24 Parganas district with Kolkata city. | PTI
The police had said Tuesday evening that 27-year-old Soumendu Bag had died in the collapse while 21 others, including three women, were injured. The injured are receiving treatment at the hospitals in the city. In image, Rescue workers remove vehicles and debris from the collapsed Majerhat bridge in Kolkata Tuesday Sep 04 2018. | PTI
Kolkata Policemen and locals watch as rescue operation is conducted after a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata Tuesday Sep 04 2018. | PTI
Rescue workers remove vehicles and debris from the collapsed Majerhat bridge in Kolkata Tuesday Sep 04 2018.
This grab made from video provided by Indranil Mukherjee, an eyewitness shows a highway overpass that collapsed in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. | AP
Rescue workers remove vehicles and debris from the collapsed Majerhat bridge. | PTI
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Transport services connecting the vast areas in the south-western part of the city and South 24 Parganas district were severely affected owing to collapse. In image: Rescuers work at the scene after a highway overpass collapsed on a sewage canal in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. | AP
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Transport services connecting the vast areas in the south-western part of the city and South 24 Parganas district were severely affected owing to collapse. Rescuers work at the scene after a highway overpass collapsed on a sewage canal in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. | AP
Vehicles are seen stuck after a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata Tuesday Sep 04 2018. According to the police a portion of the bridge collapsed this evening claiming one life trapping several people and crushing many vehicles. | PTI
Vehicles are seen stuck after a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata. | PTI
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