Kolkata flyover collapse: A disaster that was waiting to happen
Construction of flyovers and bridges and roads has always looked dodgy
A massive flyover collapses on a crowded street, pinning under it auto rickshaws, minibuses, pedestrians, traffic constables. If you turned on the news on Thursday, you would have seen people being extricated from the debris. A man stuck between two taxis, only his torso and head visible, pinned under iron girders waist down. There were hands reaching out from the debris, waving, hoping to be pulled out, asking for water. Severed limbs. And survivors lying on the floor in the hospital, next to each other.