People trapped under the wreckage of the metal-and-cement structure that came down near Girish Park in a teeming commercial district. “ Fire and other rescue teams are working over to save people trapped inside the debris. Huge cranes and other rescue vehicles were pressed into service to clear the debris and bring out the injured. Army reaches to assist in rescue work. Chief Minister headed back to Kolkata immediately,At this moment no one has any clue how many people are trapped,” said Raichand Mohta, a police officer at the scene. The 2.2 km-long flyover was being constructed by IVRCL. The state’s chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, had previously indicated that work will resume to complete the project in limbo.
At least 21 were killed.