India: flyover collapse raises questions on the human toll of corruption


National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Indian army personnel work to recover victims after a bridge under construction collapsed in Calcutta, India, 31 March 2016. At least 10 people have died in a under construction flyover that collapse in India's Calcutta city and several others are feared trapped in the rubble, police said.

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A long 2 km stretch of a flyover highway – 90 meters above the ground – collapsed on Thursday in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, killing 23 people. But, there are many trapped under the rubble of the overpass and the toll is likely to rise.

the human cost

Rescuers worked through the night in one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods to find people that may have been trapped. Police and the army had been joining forces to help with the emergency. It is a race against time, as every hour decreases ...

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