Kolkata Flyover Collapse: CCTV Captures Tragic Incident

The visibly crowded area transforms a few seconds after the collapse into a picture of death and gloom.

Published: 31st March 2016 06:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2016 06:57 PM   |  A+A-


KOLKATA: A 14-second video footage from a CCTV camera shows how a sleepy Thursday afternoon turned into a nightmare for the eastern metropolis, when an under-construction flyover came crashing down, killing at least 14 people.

The video captures the fleeting seconds as the 100-metre slab of concrete and metal from the under-construction Vivekananda Road flyover came crashing down on unsuspecting passers-by and vehicles crossing over the north Kolkata stretch, crushing to death at least 14 people under its sheer weight.

Just moments before the collapse, people on bicycles, two auto-rickshaws and scores of people on foot can be seen using the busy crossing at Ganesh Talkies in the 14-second video.

Narrow streets branch off on either sides of the four-way crossing, surrounded by rows of buildings stashed against each other.