PM Modi expresses shock over flyover collapse in Kolkata, directs central help

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed shock and sadness over the loss of lives in the flyover collapse in Kolkata and instructed all possible central help in rescue and relief operations.

PM Modi expresses shock over flyover collapse in Kolkata, directs central help
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File pic

"Shocked & saddened by collapse of under-construction flyover in Kolkata. Took stock of the situation & rescue operations," Modi, who is in the US on an official visit, tweeted.

"My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in Kolkata. May the injured recover at the earliest," he added in another tweet.

Sources said the Prime Minister is in touch with officials in Delhi and has instructed all possible assistance to be extended by Army and NDRF in rescue and relief operations.

Rescue work in progress as an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata on Thursday
Rescue work in progress as an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata on Thursday. Pic/PTI

A portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in busy north Kolkata, killing several people and leaving scores of others trapped under the debris. (Read full report here)

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