Rahul visits flyover collapse site, meets injured

PTI4_2_2016_000050b Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi comes out of a hospital after visiting injured victims of under construction flyover which collapsed recently at Vivekananda Road, in Kolkata on Saturday | PTI Photo

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today visited the spot of the flyover collapse here in which 24 people were killed and said he had come to extend support to the victims and did not want to politicise the issue.

Later Gandhi met the injured people in the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital and said he had come here to extend his support to the victims.

"There has been a tragedy here.I have come here to give them whatever little support I can provide," Gandhi said after meeting the injured in the hospital.

When asked to comment on the allegations of lapses in the construction of the flyover, Gandhi said, "I have come here to meet the injured. I'll not talk about politics."

Gandhi, accompanied by state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury and party leader Deepa Dasmunsi, earlier talked to NDRF officials at the accident site.

An under-construction flyover collapsed in the city leaving at least 24 dead on Thursday. Police last night arrested three top officials of the Hyderabad based construction company which was building the flyover and slapped murder charges on them.

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