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Flyover collapse in UP’s Basti, rescue operation still underway

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UP: Days after a flyover collapsed in Varanasi, as per the recent reports about an incident that took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti after a portion of an under-construction flyover on a highway injuring a labourer and rescue operation still underway.

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The corruption in the administration is not coming to an end as similar incidents have been taking place in Uttar Pradesh in the recent past.

Speaking about the incident, the district magistrate Raj Shekhar went on to say: “District administration has informed NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) and has asked them to look into the issue immediately and to take appropriate measures on priority.”

Eyewitnesses said the iron beams supporting the flyover appear to have sank into the ground, leading to the collapse. It has been raining in the area for the last two weeks.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has told the local authorities to clear the debris and ensure traffic is not affected on National Highway 28, some 205 km from state capital Lucknow.

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The bridge completed sixty per cent of construction work and this portion of the flyover was being constructed by contractors directly employed by the road transport and highways ministry.

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