Kolkata flyover collapse: Destruction and aftermath

Updated: Apr 12, 2016, 16:15 IST
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    A view of the portion of the under-construction flyover that collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata. All pics/PTI
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    Ambulances stuck as people in large numbers gather at the site of the accident where an under-construction flyover
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    Hundreds of locals were the first to reach the site at Posta area in the city's northern part to see how best they could rescue those buried in the heaps of debris before official rescue workers and police joined them.
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    People gather around the mangled remains of a car pulled out from under the debris at the spot
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    Indian rescue workers clear away debris amid efforts to free people trapped under the wreckage of a collapsed flyover bridge in Kolkata
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    A traffic policeman is carried by colleagues and volunteers after being rescued from underneath a collapsed flyover in Kolkata on March 31,2016. Hundreds of emergency workers in India battled into the night to rescue dozens of people still trapped after a flyover collapsed onto a busy street.
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    Rescue workers and volunteers try to free people trapped under the wreckage. Nearly 500 army men that included 10 military medical teams, ambulances, paramedics, rescue teams with sophisticated gas cutters and cranes, besides police, disaster response teams and fire brigade personnel transported the badly injured as well as nearly dying to hospitals an extricated corpses.
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    Heavy vehicles crushed as an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata on Thursday. The flyover was under construction when a 100-metre (330-feet) section collapsed suddenly onto a crowded street in the eastern city of Kolkata, crushing pedestrians, cars and other vehicles under huge concrete slabs and metal.
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    Mangled remains of a cycle van even as rescue operations go on at the site
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    Locals show school textbooks found at the site where an under-construction flyover collapsed on Vivekananda Road.
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Atleast 24 people were killed when an under construction flyover crashed in a crowded market area in Kolkata, crushing scores of unsuspecting people and some vehicles. Here are some of the images of the destruction and the events that followed

 

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