Help Pours In On Social Media For Kolkata Mishap Victims

31/03/2016 5:44 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Indian rescue workers and volunteers try to free people trapped under the wreckage of a collapsed fly-over bridge in Kolkata on March 31, 2016. At least 14 people were killed and dozens more injured when a flyover collapsed in a busy Indian city on March 31, an official said, as emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped under the rubble. / AFP / Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

The tragic incident in which 14 are feared dead when a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed on Thursday in busy north Kolkata, leaving scores of others trapped under the debris, has seen Samaritans springing into action on social media offering help.

People took to twitter to flash helpline numbers and donate blood. Here is a compilation of some helpful tweets.

While 14 people are feared dead, more than a hundred people are trapped under the debris. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospitals including Kolkata Medical College and Hospital.

"Two persons were brought dead and two others were in serious condition," Kolkata Medical College and Hospital superintendent Sikha Banerjee said.

"More injured persons are still being brought in to the hospital," Banerjee said.

HELPLINE NUMBERS: 1070/ 22143526/ 22535185/ 22145664

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the site and directed the authorities to speed up the relief and rescue operations carried out by police, fire brigade and disaster management personnel.

The flyover, according to news channels, was supposed to be the longest in Kolkata connecting north Kolkata to Howrah on the fringes of the city. The flyover had been under construction since 2009 and had been delayed several times.

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