Varanasi flyover collapse: PM, VP condole deaths

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths in a flyover collapse in Varanasi today.

An under construction flyover near Varanasi railway station today collapsed and 12 people were dead under the debris.

At least 12 people died in the incident that occurred in the afternoon. Many are feared trapped in the debris.

Modi said the Uttar Pradesh government was monitoring the situation. Varanasi is the parliamentary constituency of the prime minister.

“Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. I pray that the injured recover soon. Spoke to officials and asked them to ensure all possible support to those affected,” he tweeted.

In another tweet, he said he had spoken with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. “The UP Government is monitoring the situation very closely and is working on the ground to assist the affected.”

Naidu too condoled the deaths in the incident in a tweet.