Kolkata flyover collapses leaving 5 dead and several injured

In an unfortunate incident, a flyover collapsed in Kolkata over a Railtrack in the Alipore area of the city. Many people are feared trapped underneath, some still in their vehicles. Five people are believed to be dead and several others injured in the accident. Locals who rushed to the spot said one man died while they were trying to rescue him.

The army, which has its base in the nearby Fort William, has already sent its personnel for rescue work in the area. The bridge stood over some rail tracks in Alipur, one of the very old areas of the city. The area is surrounded by half-constructed buildings, scaffolding, and pillars.
The collapse of this bridge had triggered shock and panic across the city as it’s just two years since a section of an under-construction flyover had collapsed in central Kolkata’s busy Burrabazar area in March 2016.