An under construction flyover collapsed near Cantt railway station in Varanasi on Tuesday May 15, 2018. Several workers were feared trapped under the debris. The construction of the flyover was delayed and was to be completed several months ago. Meanwhile, four officials have been suspended following the tragedic incident.
President Ram Nath Kovind said- "Shocked to learn about the tragedy at flyover construction site in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Administration is making all efforts to rescue and help those affected.” PM Narendra Modi tweeted about the incident, “I spoke to UP CM Yogi Adityanath Ji regarding the situation due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. The UP Government is monitoring the situation very closely and is working on the ground to assist the affected.” A committee has been constituted to probe the incident and submit a report in 48 hours.