Live Updates Varanasi: 18 People died in an Under Construction Flyover Collapse: Well, as you all may know that 18 people have died and this can go up, in a flyover collapsed in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on Tuesday. Reports are coming that the flyover was under-construction and two pillars of the flyover collapsed in the city’s Cantt area, bringing a huge slab of concrete down, crushing cars and a local bus under it. Sources are saying that it killed a lot of people and it is a straight unexpected behavior of the local government.
Varanasi flyover collapse updates: 18 dead, but Yogi Adityanath claims 15 casualties, suspends 5 officials
Also, the sources are saying that most of the people who were died in this collapsed are laborers who were working on the flyover. Also, the sources are saying that five teams of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF were deployed to lead rescue operations. Dozens of policemen are also present at the spot and everybody is trying to rescue the whole scenario. Also, we have seen eight cranes were used to lift the debris and a crane with a 200-tonne lifting capacity is also being called in.
Some official reports are saying that gas cutters had to be used to pull out those trapped. Also, the reports are coming that rescue operation is finished already and no one is trapped under the debris according to the police. Some eyewitnesses are saying that the collapse was very big and sudden. Also, they said that the help came in after an hour. The flyover, 2261 meters in length and at a cost of Rs. 129 crore, was being built by the Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation and 56 percent construction had been completed.
So far we can say that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has already ordered an inquiry report in 48 hours and has also directed his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari to visit the spot. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and wrote, “I spoke to UP CM Yogi Adityanath Ji regarding the situation due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. The UP Government is monitoring the situation very closely and is working on the ground to assist the affected.”