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Varanasi: 12 dead, over 50 trapped under debris as portion of under-construction flyover collapses; PM Modi condoles loss of lives

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Portion of under-construction flyover collapses

At least 12 people were killed and several feared trapped under debris after portion of an under construction flyover in Varanasi collapsed on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. 

The flyover that was under-construction, collapsed in Cantt. area. 50 people are believed to be stuck under the debris. A number of vehicles are also said to be trapped. 

Reacting on the incident, PM Modi said, “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. I pray that the injured recover soon. Spoke to officials and asked them to ensure all possible support to those affected.”

“I spoke to UP CM Yogi Adityanath Ji regarding the situation due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. The UP Government is monitoring the situation very closely and is working on the ground to assist the affected,” he added.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into the huge collapse in Varanasi. He has also announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased persons and Rs 2 lakh for the injured. 

Meanwhile, rescue operations are underway. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directions to further intensify rescue operations. Two ministers have also been sent to the city to take stock of the situation. 

India Tv - Portion of under-construction flyover collapses 

Portion of under-construction flyover collapses 

India Tv - Portion of under-construction flyover collapses 

Portion of under-construction flyover collapses 

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