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India: deadly flyover collapse kills at least 14

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By Euronews  with Reuters, Times of India
India: deadly flyover collapse kills at least 14

<p>A flyover under construction in Kolkata, India, has <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Collapsed-Kolkata-flyover-was-in-congested-area/articleshow/51630985.cms">collapsed killing at least 14 people</a>.</p> <p>A 100-metre slab of metal and cement crashed onto moving traffic below, pinning down dozens of people.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kolkata flyover collapse: Saving trapped people top priority, says NDRF DG<a href="https://t.co/r6UZc4ikp0">https://t.co/r6UZc4ikp0</a> <a href="https://t.co/aPErpYUOZT">pic.twitter.com/aPErpYUOZT</a></p>— Times of India (@timesofindia) <a href="https://twitter.com/timesofindia/status/715505250069647360">March 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The death toll is expected to rise as up to 70 people are believed to be trapped in the debris, according to a disaster management official.</p> <p>Locals and rescue workers alike could be seen trying to help those under the rubble. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reports: At least 8 dead, dozens hurt in India bridge collapse in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kolkata?src=hash">#Kolkata</a>: <a href="https://t.co/x1R3aLqVDM">https://t.co/x1R3aLqVDM</a> (Photo: AP) <a href="https://t.co/aatd56G0jF">pic.twitter.com/aatd56G0jF</a></p>— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) <a href="https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/715501450026213376">March 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>A senior police officer confirmed at least 15 critically injured people had been rescued.</p> <p>The bridge has missed several completion deadlines since construction began in 2009.</p>