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11 Aug 2018

UP: Under-construction flyover collapses, many feared trapped; rescue operations underway

Under construction flyover collapses in UP's Basti

On Saturday morning, a lintel of a flyover on National Highway 28 in Uttar Pradesh's Basti collapsed.

Though no casualties have been reported until now, several are feared to be trapped under the debris. Reportedly, 4 were injured.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed local authorities to initiate relief work and resume traffic. Rescue operations are underway.

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Under construction flyover collapses in UP's Basti

Here are the visuals from the incident

Earlier this year, flyover collapse in Varanasi killed many

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Earlier this year, flyover collapse in Varanasi killed many

Notably, in less than 2 months, this is second such incident in UP.

On May 15, a section of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi killing 18.

A probe was ordered. The Uttar Pradesh police claimed it sent five letters to UP State Bridge Corporation (UPSBC) since November for not following traffic safety regulations during construction.

But the UPSBC didn't take action and neither did they respond, the police said.

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