Arterial bridge in Kolkata collapses, several persons trapped

Arterial bridge in Kolkata collapses, several persons trapped

KOLKATA: A portion of the arterial Majerhat bridge in southern Kolkata collapsed Tuesday, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles, police said.nnState minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said she has heard about the death of five persons in the incident but it was yet to be confirmed.nnAnother minister Firhad Hakim said six persons were taken to hospital.nnAs crowds gathered at the spot in congested Alipore locality, where mangled cars were buried under the debris of the bridge, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the first priority is to rescue the injured and those who are trapped.nnThe area has several under-construction buildings nearby.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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