21 Dead in Kolkata Flyover Crash, Hundreds Crushed in Rubble

March 31, 2016 7:01 PM

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21 Dead in Kolkata Flyover Crash, Hundreds Crushed in Rubble

KOLKATA — Twenty-one people were killed when a flyover under construction crashed in a crowded market area here Mar. 31, crushing scores of unsuspecting people and some vehicles, top officials and witnesses said. The army was called in to assist in the rescue operation.

"We had earlier given the death count as 18. Now police have seen three more bodies, which they will extricate," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said while on a visit to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here.

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