11 Aug 2018
UP: Under-construction flyover collapses, many feared trapped; rescue operations underway
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.
Here are more details.
Here are the visuals from the incident
Basti: Rescue operation is still underway at the site where lintel of a flyover on National Highway 28 collapsed in Basti earlier this morning. CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered the local administration for an immediate rescue operation to resume the traffic. pic.twitter.com/9c4GVCAFSu— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 11, 2018
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.
But the UPSBC didn't take action and neither did they respond, the police said.