Construction Flyover Collapses in Varanasi, More Than 12 Reported Dead

Varanasi flyover collapse kills 18

At least 19 people have been killed and over 12 injured after being crushed under two concrete beams which fell off 40-foot-high pillars of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi on Tuesday evening.

Police and rescue workers launched an immediate relief operation, recovering bodies from cars and a three-wheeled rickshaw, Agarwal said. At least 30 people are feared trapped in the rubble. Senior district and police officers including divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal, ADG (Zone) PV Ramasastry, IG (Range) Dipak Ratan, SSP RK Bhardwaj and others reached the site. Five teams of National Disaster Response Force are leading the search and rescue operations. CM Yogi and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya are in Varanasi to take stock of the situation and have set up a high-powered 3-member panel to look into the incident.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has mourned the loss of lives in the mishap and directed officials to ensure prompt rescue and relief, a state government spokesman informed. "I pray that the injured recover soon", he said. "Any casualty would be attended to immediately", said Sidharth Nath Singh, Uttar Pradesh minister.

Meanwhile, after close monitoring by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), a FIR has been lodged under sections 304, 308 and 427 of the Indian penal Code (IPC) against the UP Bridge Corp and the executing agency constructing the flyover. Post the incident, the chief minister announced ex-gratia for the affected families and met the victims at the Kabir Chaura Hospital on late Tuesday night.

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The Uttar Pradesh Bridge Construction Corporation was constructing the 2261-metre-long bridge at a cost of Rs 129 crore, officials said.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths in the flyover collapse.

Speaking on the incident, Flyover Project Manager KR Sudan said, "I can not tell the reason of this incident till the investigation is done".

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