The Vivekananda Road flyover in central Kolkata’s Burrabazar that collapsed earlier this afternoon, killing at least 20 people with many still trapped and hospitalized.
Shocking video footage shows the moment where a incomplete bridge collapsed in Kolkata coming down on and trapping a number of pedestrians as well cars and autorickshaws. Some pedestrians are seen running in panic as metal and concrete collapsed.
One eye-witness said: “It was all over in five to six seconds…erything was shaking, we thought it was an earthquake,”. Officials said they feared the death toll could rise, as it was unclear how many people were still trapped under the debris. “Our main focus right now is rescuing those trapped,” said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.