Basti, Siliguri flyovers collapse: Many feared trapped, rescue operation underway

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At least four people were injured and several feared trapped as an under-construction flyover collapsed at Phutaiyya Chauraha in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district while another flyover collapsed in Siliguri, West Bengal on Saturday, according to reports.

The incident at Basti occurred after an overloaded truck hit the flyover being built by the of National Highways Authority of India.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took stock of the incident and directed the district administration to provide best treatment to the injured, ensure smooth movement of traffic and take up all effective measures to ensure such incidents do not recur.

Rescue operation was underway.

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.

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 11, 2018

In West Bengal’s Siliguri, a portion of National Highway-31D’s railway flyover guarder collapsed in Goaltuli on Saturday morning.

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No casualty had been reported from Siliguri so far. Restoration work was underway. 

After the incident, villagers blocked the NH-31D and protested against the engineer alleging poor raw materials used in the construction of the railway flyover guarder.

The flyover is a part of the 3,300-km-long East West Corridor connecting Porbandar in Gujarat and Silchar in Assam.

Siliguri: A portion of National Highway-31D's railway flyover guarder collapsed in Goaltuli, early morning today. No casualties have been reported. Restoration work underway. #WestBengal

— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018

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