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Majerhat Bridge Collapses in Kolkata: Rescue Operations On

India | News18 | September 4, 2018, 5:55 pm
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 A portion of a prominent bridge at Kolkata’s Majerhat has collapsed, trapping several underneath the debris. (Image: News18)

A portion of a prominent bridge at Kolkata’s Majerhat has collapsed, trapping several underneath the debris. (Image: News18)

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 The major accident in the heart of Kolkata left citizens shocked as one person died and several others remained trapped under the debris for several hours before rescue workers could pull them out. (Image: News18)

The major accident in the heart of Kolkata left citizens shocked as one person died and several others remained trapped under the debris for several hours before rescue workers could pull them out. (Image: News18)

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 Several cars and a truck are also trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge. Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work with the help of locals. (Image: News18)

Several cars and a truck are also trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge. Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work with the help of locals. (Image: News18)

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 So far, official have confirmed 21 cases of injury. The injured persons have been taken to SSKM Medical College and Hospital and CMRI Hospital in the vicinity. (Image: News18)

So far, official have confirmed 21 cases of injury. The injured persons have been taken to SSKM Medical College and Hospital and CMRI Hospital in the vicinity. (Image: News18)

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 The bridge connects Behala to other parts of Kolkata across the arterial Sealdah railway line and it runs over the Majerhat railway station. (Image: News18)

The bridge connects Behala to other parts of Kolkata across the arterial Sealdah railway line and it runs over the Majerhat railway station. (Image: News18)

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 The bridge collapsed during peak hours of traffic. (Image: News18)

The bridge collapsed during peak hours of traffic. (Image: News18)

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 Movement on the Budge Budge-Sealdah railway line has been stopped for the time being. (Image: News18)

Movement on the Budge Budge-Sealdah railway line has been stopped for the time being. (Image: News18)

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 Several cars and a truck are also trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge. (Image: News18)

Several cars and a truck are also trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge. (Image: News18)

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 Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work with the help of locals.<br />(Image: News18)

Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work with the help of locals.
(Image: News18)

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 The 40-year-old bridge, built by the Port Trust, stood over some rail tracks in Alipur - one of the very old areas of the city. The area is surrounded by half-constructed buildings, scaffolding and pillars. (Image: News18)

The 40-year-old bridge, built by the Port Trust, stood over some rail tracks in Alipur - one of the very old areas of the city. The area is surrounded by half-constructed buildings, scaffolding and pillars. (Image: News18)

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