Tragedy: 1 killed, several others injured as under-construction flyover collapses

Tragedy: 1 killed, several others injured as under-construction flyover collapses

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By Kishore Mohapatra
BHUBANESWAR, SEPT 10. At least one person was killed and a few others were feared trapped under the debris of under-construction flyover that collapsed at Bamikhal here in the city.
The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Satya Patnaik
According to eyewitnesses, the mishap occurred construction works were going on early in the morning.
At least 30-40 workers were engaged in the construction work.
Works secretary Nalinikanta Pradhan said rescue teams with cranes and fire brigade persons have rushed to the spot.
“We have rescued six persons. More people are believed to be trapped under the rubbles,” said Anil Kumar Sahoo, a local resident.
Anil said a father and daughter-duo who was passing by the under-construction was seriously injured as a huge chunk of construction materials. They were rushed to Capital Hospital.
The condition of the father and daughter duo are said to be critical.
At least 15-20 injured workers were also rushed to Capital Hospital.
“We are engaged in the cementing work of a slab when suddenly a portion of the flyover collapsed,” said Amrit Kerketa, an injured worker said.
The construction work was being executed by the Division IV of the state public works department.