Twenty-two people are dead in Kolkata, India after an overpass collapsed

Twenty-two people are dead after a section of a road overpass under construction collapsed on Thursday in a traffic-filled Kolkata, India leaving scores of people injured.

 

Police said they are unsure how many people remain missing at this time.

 

Rescue workers could be seen with saws and cranes trying to remove tons of concrete and steel searching for any survivors.

 

Over seventy injured people were taken to two different  hospitals in Kolkata.

 

According to officials a private builder contracted in 2007 missed several deadlines for completing the construction of the overpass which was promised to be completed by 2009.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s