Under-construction Flyover Collapses 2 Crushed to death


Two people died after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapses over a truck and a car in Anakapalle in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.

In a shocking development, an under construction flyover near Anakapalle, Vizag collapsed, claiming the lives of two people. The fatal accident happened while the construction workers were working on a side beam of the flyover bridge.

Flyover collapses

The incident happened on National Highway 16, According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Sravani , A car and a truck trapped under the flyover as two griders have fell on the vehicle.

The flyover was a part of the widening of the six-lane stretch between Anandapuram and Anakapalle of National Highway – 16. Two huge concrete beams of a flyover under construction collapsed. An oil tanker and a passenger car were crushed under the impact of the crash, police sources said. The driver and a passenger of the car were killed in the accident while the driver and cleaner of the oil tanker were injured, the sources said. Two other passengers in the car also sustained injuries and they have been shifted to a local hospital for treatment.

Flyover collapses in Vizag killed two.

The accident took place when the quartet was returning to Sriharipuram after visiting Sri Nookalamma temple in Anakapalle,” said a police official.

The police later identified the deceased as Satish Kumar and Susanth Mohanty, who were sitting in the front of the car when the mishap took place. Their wives, Sunita and Lakshmi, were sitting in the back. One of the women, Lakshmi, is pregnant, reported IANS. The two women were rescued from the car and have been hospitalised. The bodies of the two men were retrieved from the wreckage. 

Besides their car, a truck also got stuck under the collapsed beam. Some other passengers in the car also sustained injuries and they have been shifted to the local hospital for treatment.

Flyover Collapses Vizag

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also deployed to the location to assist the police. The police barricaded the accident zone and diverted vehicular traffic on the national highway.

The police however, suspect faulty installation of the beam, which led to its collapse. However, a detailed investigation is yet to be carried out. 

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