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Want To Go Back Soon, But No Flights Available: Mamata Banerjee On Kolkata Bridge Collapse

A portion of the Majerhat bridge in southern Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles.

Want To Go Back Soon, But No Flights Available: Mamata Banerjee On Kolkata Bridge Collapse
The collapse of a portion of the bridge over railway tracks occurred in the adjacent areas of Circular Railway line at Majerhat.
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Want To Go Back Soon, But No Flights Available: Mamata Banerjee On Kolkata Bridge Collapse
outlookindia.com
2018-09-04T19:01:44+0530

Shortly after reports of a bridge collapse in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in Darjeeling, said she wanted to return to the city but there were no flights available.

“We are very worried. We are receiving information from the rescue team on the ground. We want to go back as soon as possible. There are no flights in the evening, we are unable to do so,” she said.

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A portion of Majerhat bridge collapsed in South Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon. The bridge reportedly collapsed around 4:45pm. The area has several under-construction buildings nearby.

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An eyewitness said some people in a minibus and private cars were trapped.

Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work.

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