10 feared dead after flyover collapses in Kolkata

flyover A few of the workers were pulled out of the debris | ANI via Twitter

At least 10 people were killed on Thursday and 150 were feared trapped when a flyover under construction collapsed in Kolkata, two police officials said.

Firefighters and residents were trying with their bare hands to rescue those trapped under the wreckage of the metal-and-cement structure that came down in a teeming commercial district.

A witness said paramedics at the scene had worked to free people from a minibus taxi that was crushed in the collapse.

Girish Park, where the incident took place, is a crowded area which houses many old buildings and Girish Park metro station is a major transportation hub in the locality.

According to media reports, a few of the workers were pulled out of the debris.

One of the residents said there was a loud noise and a lot of smoke when the flyover collapsed.

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