Delhi Metro flyover collapses, two dead

October 19th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 25 injured when a part of an under-construction flyover of the Delhi Metro collapsed here Sunday morning, officials said.The accident occurred at around 7 a.m. in Laxmi Nagar locality of east Delhi when a machine aiding in the construction of the over-bridge collapsed, leading to a part of the flyover coming down, a Delhi Metro official said.

A Blueline bus plying on route number 39, one crane of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)and several cars are trapped under the debris of the flyover. Delhi Police has taken over the rescue operation and at least 10 people have been rescued and taken to nearby hospitals, the official added.

“This has happened for the first time in the decade-old history of Delhi Metro. We are asking AFCONS (the private firm in-charge of the segment) about the engineering failure,” the official said.

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