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On 31st March, 2016 at about 1317 hrs  a part of under construction Vivekanand fly over near Girish Park in Kolkata, (WB)  was reported collapsed. Many passengers passing under this bridge were reported trapped and a few persons were reported died.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

On direction of DG NDRF, immediately 02 teams (48 pers) of NDRF already stationed at Rajarhat, Kolkata were rushed to the incident site. These two   teams were followed by 8 teams comprising of 352 rescuers from battalion Head Quarter, Haringhata, West Bengal. NDRF teams carried out search and rescue operation with specialized equipment meant for Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR) operations i.e. Life Detectors, Air Lifting Bags, Gas Cutter, Chain Saws, Chipping Hammer, Hydraulic Jacks, Angle Cutters, Medical First Aid kits, dogs etc . As priority was to evacuate the live victims, dogs and life detectors were utilized to locate the victims.

One doctor, 08 nursing assistants along with other required medical assistance were also deployed to provide first medical response to the victims. Beside these assistance, one technical team comprising of one Assistant Engineer and 08 Junior Engineers was also deployed for providing technical assistance  in clearance of debris



To closely supervise the operation, Sh. S S Guleria, DIG NDRF was present round the clock w.e.f. 31st March, 2016 to 02nd April,2016 . During the operation teams retrieved 10 dead bodies (Male-08 + Female- 02).


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