Kolkata flyover collpase: NDRF ends op; on standby

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New Delhi, Apr 1: The rescue operation at the Kolkata flyover collapse site has ended but the special relief teams that were sent there have been kept on standby, NDRF today said.

NDRF Director General O P Singh told PTI the force's personnel have scoured the entire accident area and there were no more "dead or live victims". However, there is a possibility of one body still being trapped.

Flyover collpase: NDRF ends op

"We have thoroughly examined the area and there is no evidence of any dead or live victim. But, despite this, all the 10 teams sent for the task will be on standby till the West Bengal government asks them to retreat," he said.

The DG said his teams are in touch with state agencies and any further task will be undertaken as per their requirement. Twenty four people were killed and around 90 injured after a 60 metre-long stretch of the 2.2 km under-construction flyover had crashed down yesterday afternoon on a congested road intersection in Kolkata.

The condition of seven persons hospitalised is stated to be "very critical". Responding to the emergency, NDRF had sent teams from various locations to the accident site for rendering rescue tasks.



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