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Under construction flyover collapses in Varanasi, CM expresses grief

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi/Lucknow 

A portion of an under construction flyover near the railway station here collapsed today and several people were feared trapped under the debris, police said.

The incident occurred post-noon, officials said adding rescue teams were rushed to the spot. and administration officers also reached the site of the incident.

"It is feared that several people are buried under the rubble," an said.

Some vehicles were also crushed in the incident, they added.

expressed grief over the incident while is reaching there, an spokesperson said in

The has directed the district administration and PWD officials to take all necessary steps for relief and rescue operations.

of Police (DGP) OP Singh said NRDF teams were reaching the spot besides police personnel.

was providing with medical and other teams carrying out rescue work.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:25 IST