Date: Wednesday, 16-May-2018, 8:23 AM | Message # 1
Varanasi flyover collapse: Most of the UP roadways bus passengers lost their lives
ABP NEWS Published on May 15, 2018
In a tragic incident in Varanasi’s cantonment area, a portion of under construction flyover collapsed near the Cantt railway station, killing at least 18 people under its weight.
Many labourers are feared to be trapped under the ruins and the death toll is expected to rise.
It is reported that NDRF rescue team has reached the spot to carry rescue operations.
Many cars, bikes and other vehicles have been crushed badly under the weight of the block. The bridge had been under construction since a long time and it suddenly collapsed in the evening today.
Here are the live updates of the accident:
Death toll in Varanasi accident rises to 18, Home Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the situation. "HM also spoke to the district magistrate of Varanasi who has apprised him of the incident. The @NDRFHQ teams have been rushed to the spot for rescue operations," the home minister's office tweeted.
NDRF rescues three people from the flyover collapse site.