Varanasi flyover collapse; latest updates: UP bridge corporation was told to speed up work to complete bridge by October

Varanasi flyover collapse; latest updates: UP bridge corporation was told to speed up work to complete bridge by October

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Varanasi flyover collapse LIVE updates: While the state government has formed a panel to look into the flyover collapse which killed over 18 on Tuesday, an official of the UP State Bridge Corporation said that the body was set to pace up the work in order to complete the flyover by October. The piece of the flyover which fell was laid two months ago and interlocking work was being done, said K R Sudan, an official of UP State Bridge Corporation.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he has asked Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to personally monitor rescue and relief work. At a press conference, he also said that a committee has been constituted to probe the incident and submit a report in 48 hours.

A portion of a flyover being built by a state-run corporation collapsed on a busy road in Varanasi on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people as it crushed a mini bus, cars and two-wheelers. Officials feared that the toll may rise. Hours later, people were still believed buried under the rubble of the flyover with several cranes being deployed to lift the concrete girder that crashed around 4 pm on the road that leads to the Varanasi-Allahabad highway.

Reports said at least 20 people were injured in the accident barely 100 metres from the Varanasi Cantonment railway station. A mini bus and four cars came under the slab, officials said. Eight to 10 two-wheelers were also ...

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