(Image source from: Jammu Links News)
A part of an under-construction flyover on a highway at Uttar Pradesh's Basti district collapsed early morning today, injuring a laborer who was working at the site. He is being treated at a local hospital.
Eyewitnesses said the iron beams supporting the flyover appear to have sunk 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.
This portion of the flyover was being constructed by contractors directly employed by the road transport and highways ministry, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Sixty percent of the construction work was complete.
By Sowmya Sangam