NEW DELHI (CNN) — An overpass collapsed near the Indian city of Kolkata, killing 14 people and leaving dozens missing, authorities said.
Slabs from the flyover, which has been under construction for five years, fell on moving vehicles, Benerjee said. Some people are feared trapped in their cars while construction workers may be buried under the debris.
Deadly construction accidents are tragically common in India and the rest of South Asia. A building collapse in Pakistan killed 23 people in November, and nine died when a residential building fell in India in July of last year.
In neighboring Bangladesh, more than 1,000 people were killed when a poorly constructed garment factory caved in almost three years ago.
CNN’s Sugam Pokharel and Yazhou Sun contributed to this report.