Motorway overpass collapses in India

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A motorway overpass has collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkata, police said, but there was no immediate word on any deaths.

A police official said the collapse occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the Majerhat neighbourhood.

TV reports from the scene showed a broken section that appeared to be roughly 100ft long.

About half a dozen vehicles had fallen with the section of concrete.

Police and firefighters used cutting tools to try to free people from the wreckage.

Seven or eight people were taken to a local hospital after the collapse, West Bengal state urban development ministry official Firhad Hakim told reporters.

In 2016, a section of an unfinished overpass cutting through Kolkata collapsed, killing 26 people and leaving dozens injured.

An official report blamed that accident on bad design and poor quality materials.

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