September 04, 2018: Five people have reportedly been killed after a portion of the Majerhat bridge in Kolkata collapsed this afternoon. Several people are feared trapped.
AIR Kolkata correspondent reports, that many vehicles were crushed. Police, National Disaster Management team and Army are carrying rescue operation.
Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has said that the state government will bear the cost of treatment of the injured admitted in hospitals. She said the police is investigating the matter.
It may be recalled that twenty people were killed two years ago when an under construction Vivekanand flyover in Kolkata collapsed. (AIR News)