Watch: Moment Kolkata Overpass Collapses, 15 Killed so Far
Watch: Moment Kolkata Overpass Collapses, 15 Killed so Far

A new video has surfaced of the massive overpass collapse in Kolkata, India that has killed 15 and trapped dozens.

One piece of the overpass, which hangs over the busy Bara Bazaar shopping area, fell on vehicles and people, trapping many.

We heard a loud rumble and then saw a lot of dust in the sky.
— witness

“We heard a loud rumble and then saw a lot of dust in the sky,” one witness told the New Delhi Television (NDTV).

Another said: “The area was very, very crowded. Motorized rickshaws, taxis … there was a lot of traffic.” 

Locals and rescue workers clear the rubbles of a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, Thursday, March 31, 2016. At least dozens have been injured and few were killed when a portion of an overpass under construction collapses in a congested area in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Locals and rescue workers clear the rubbles of a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, Thursday, March 31, 2016. At least dozens have been injured and few were killed when a portion of an overpass under construction collapses in a congested area in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

In the video, viewers can see those underneath the flyover notice its descent but it’s just too late.

Although the video isn’t graphic, television images showed bloody legs of trapped people sticking out from the collapsed concrete.

India faces building collapses often due to their poorly enforced regulations on builders who use substandard building materials.

The overpass was set to finish in 2009, after a contract was signed in 2007 stating it would take two years to complete.

Vehicles are seen trapped under a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Rescuers dug through large chunks of debris from the overpass that collapsed while under construction Thursday, killing many people and injuring scores of others, officials said. (Swapan Mahapatra/Press Trust of India via AP) INDIA OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Vehicles are seen trapped under a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India, on March 31, 2016. Rescuers dug through large chunks of debris from the overpass that collapsed while under construction, killing many people and injuring scores of others, officials said. (Swapan Mahapatra/Press Trust of India via AP)

“We completed nearly 70 percent of the construction work without any mishap,” a top official of the infrastructure company building the flyover. “We have to go into details to find out whether the collapse was due to any technical or quality issue.”

Associated Press material contributed to this report.

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