Kolkata flyover tragedy: Don't expect to find more bodies under rubble, says Army

Kolkata: Army officials, who are working closely with civic authorities and NRDF teams in relief and rescue operations at the flyover collapse site, on Friday said they were not hopeful of finding any more body under the debris.

"The focus of operations is now on debris removal and clearance of the road so that normalcy is restored. As of this morning no more bodies are expected to be found under the rubble," army officials said.

A scene from the Kolkata flyover tragedy. PTI

A scene from the Kolkata flyover tragedy. PTI

The army rescue teams have been operating throughout the night along with the teams from civil defence, police and NDRF, trying to remove the debris from the affected area.

General Officer in Command of Army's Bengal area Lt Gen Rajeev Tewary is monitoring the progress of the Army teams closely.

Altogether there are close to 300 Army personnel including medical teams, surgeons, engineers and gas cutters working on the spot of flyover collapse in northern Kolkata.


Published Date: Apr 01, 2016 12:50 pm | Updated Date: Apr 01, 2016 12:50 pm