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6 injured as bridge collapses in India


Rescuers and commuters stand near the collapsed Majerhat bridge, in Kolkata, India, Sept. 4, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

At least six people were injured Tuesday and many others are feared trapped under the debris after a portion of a bridge collapsed in eastern Indian state of West Bengal, officials said.

The overpass, known as Majerhat bridge, collapsed near the Majerhat railway station in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.

Following the incident, ambulances and disaster management response force personnel with heavy machinery rushed to the spot to carry out rescue work.

"So far six people have been rescued and admitted in hospital," Firhad Hakim, a minister in local government said, adding that "it was a 40-year-old bridge. Search operations are underway."

Eyewitnesses said several vehicles including a truck were trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge.

Source:Xinhua  Editor:Lucky

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