Slab of Flyover Under-Construction Collapses in Lucknow, Labourer Injured

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Lucknow: A labourer was injured when a slab of an under-construction flyover of National Highways Authority of India collapsed at Phutaiyya Chauraha in Basti district on Saturday.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while taking cognizance of the incident, directed the district administration to provide the best possible treatment, ensure smooth flow of traffic and take all possible measures effectively to see that such incidents do not recur.

Speaking to news18, District Magisterate Basti, Raj Shekhar who reached the spot immediately said, “We got informed about this bridge collapse around 7:30am. No casualty has been reported as of now; one labour was injured after he was trapped in the debris. He was immediately taken to hospital by police.”

According to him, the local administration has spoken to the contractor, confirming that no other casualties have been reported.

The labourer on duty in the night shift was immediately admitted to the district hospital for treatment, Raj Shekhar said.

He added that traffic is being diverted at different points to avoid the possibility of jam on the national highway.

Traffic was disrupted for some time but later opened, after installing some barricades.

“Investigations are underway and those responsible for the incident will be punished. The NHAI officials they are also reaching the spot,” he said.

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