Construction Firm Charged in India Overpass Collapse

April 1, 2016 10:56 AM

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Construction Firm Charged in India Overpass Collapse

NEW DELHI — The police in Kolkata, India, on Friday filed charges of culpable homicide and criminal breach of trust against the company that was building an elevated highway that collapsed on Thursday, and then detained eight executives of the firm.

At least 23 people were killed in the accident in the crowded Ganesh Talkies area of Kolkata, and 85 people were injured, the police said. At a news conference on Friday in Hyderabad, where the firm, IVRCL, is headquartered, company officials said they were shocked by the incident but refused to com...

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