India 12 Dead, Many Trapped As Under Construction Flyover Collapses In Varanasi

16:50  15 may  2018
16:50  15 may  2018 Source:   ndtv.com

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  12 Dead, Many Trapped As Under Construction Flyover Collapses In Varanasi

Varanasi: At least 12 people have died and several are feared trapped after a portion of an under construction flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi today, news agency ANI has reported.

Two pillars of the under construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi's Cantt area, bringing a huge slab of concrete down, crushing cars and people under it.

Many of those trapped are reported to be labourers who were working on the flyover.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari to rush to the spot.

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"The chief minister has expressed grief and directed the administration to speed up rescue operation," UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh told ANI.

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