Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

At Least 16 Killed in Varanasi Flyover Collapse

Varanasi flyover collapse kills 18 Varanasi flyover collapse: Prime Minister, VP condole deaths
Kenny Thornton | 16 May, 2018, 15:40

People look at the vehicles crushed under the flyover at the collapse site in Varanasi on Wednesday, a day after the mishap.

Principle Secretary Home Arvind Kumar said that 16 bodies have been recovered so far.

At least 25 people were crushed to death in Varanasi on Tuesday when an under-construction flyover in the Prime Minister's Lok Sabha constituency collapsed on the city's busiest road. Meanwhile, hectic work is going on to cut the fallen heavy span with the help of cutters to bring out trapped persons. UP Government announced Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for critically injured. "They have been asked to submit a report within next 48 hours, providing details of the entire incident and recommendation for action against those found guilty". "CM expressed grief and directed the administration to speed up rescue operation", UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh was quoted as saying by ANI. The flyover being built was supposed to connect Varanasi Cantt Railway Station with Lehertara, sources said. PM Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives in the incident.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met victims of under-construction bridge collapsed in Varanasi on Tuesday. "I pray that the injured recover soon", he said. "This should be told to the people of Varanasi by the state government", Former chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said.

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A rescue operation is continuing for those believed to still be trapped, but their number and condition is unknown.

Chief Minister Adityanath set up a three-member committee to probe the flyover collapse.

4 officials have been suspended and the UP Government is closely monitoring the situation in helping those who are affected by this crash.

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