12 killed in Varanasi flyover collapse

varanasiMore than 12 people dead, several feared trapped after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapses in Varanasi’s Cantt. area.

A Portion of an under construction flyover collapses near Varanasi Cantt. railway station. four four-wheelers, an auto-rickshaw & a minibus were crushed.

PM Narendra Modi tweeted “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. I pray that the injured recover soon. Spoke to officials and asked them to ensure all possible support to those affected”

The UP Government is monitoring the situation very closely and is working on the ground to assist the affected. 5 teams of NDRF (250 jawans) with full equipment rushed to the spot of the accident, in Varanasi.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath announced a Compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of those dead and Rs 2 lakh for seriously injured in the incident