18 people killed after some part of under construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi on Tuesday. Two pillars of the flyover collapsed in the city’s Cantt area. In this accident huge slab of concrete down which crushing cars and local bus under it. Three people were pulled out of the debris. Many of Trapped was reported to be laborers who were working on the flyover.
Five teams of the national disaster Response Force or NDRF were deployed to lead rescue operations. More than Dozens of policemen are present at the spot. Eight Cranes were used to lift the debris, Crane with a 200-tonne lifting capacity.
Gas cutters are used to pull out those trapped. The rescue operations are over and no one is trapped under the debris as per the police. An eyewitness who was 50 meters from the collapse site said that the help came after an hour. In this tragedy, four cars an autorickshaw and a minibus were crushed by it.
The length of flyover is 2261 meters and total cost of Rs 129 crore was being built by the Uttar Pradesh state Bridge corporation and 56 percent construction had been completed. Yogi Adityanath has ordered an inquiry report in 48 hours and has also directed his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari to visit the spot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to say that he has spoken to officials and asked them to ensure all possible support to those affected. “I spoke to UP CM Yogi Adityanath Ji regarding the situation due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi.