India: Kolkata: Collapsed overpass killed 15, many more missing

31
Mar

An overpass collapsed Thursday in the Indian city of Kolkata, crushing vehicles below it, killing 15 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said.

More than 100 people were unaccounted for after the incident, which occurred in a busy commercial area north of the city’s center, said Sgt. Saurav Benerjee of Kolkata police.
However, authorities stressed that just because people have been reported missing doesn’t mean they’re trapped — it just means their whereabouts and conditions weren’t immediately known.
“Shocked and saddened by collapse of under construction flyover in Kolkata,” Prime MinisterNarendra Modi tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives in Kolkata. May the injured recover at the earliest.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/31/asia/kolkata-bridge-collapse/index.html