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25 die in Varanasi bridge crash

DNMUM414225 | 5/16/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :111 | India



Varanasi/Lucknow: A portion of an under-construction flyover near the railway station in Varanasi Cantonment area collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 25 people and crushing a few vehicles. Several others are feared to be trapped under the debris, police said.
The incident occurred post-noon, officials said adding 39 Gorkha Rifles Jawans were helping the NDRF and Police teams in rescue operations. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident while Deputy Chief Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is reaching the spot, an official spokesperson said in Lucknow.
The chief minister has directed the district administration and PWD officials to take all necessary steps for relief and rescue operations.
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