A major mishap occured as a part of the flyover in Kolkata collapsed today late in the afternoon.
While there are fears that many could be trapped in the debris, the authorities have claimed that six injured people have been shifted to the hospital.
Shortly after a bridge collapse in Kolkata, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that though she wanted to return from Darjeeling but there were no flights.
It was informed that the bridge stood over some rail tracks in Alipur, which is one of the most prominent areas in the city.
The fire brigade, police and personnel of the National Disaster Response Force are carrying out rescue work.
It is also said that locals who rushed to the spot said one man died while they were trying to rescue him.
The Indian Army with its base in the nearby Fort William has also rushed in its own personnel to help in the
rescue and relief work.
The 40-year-old bridge was built by the Port Trust and stood over some rail tracks in Alipur.>