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At least 16 reportedly dead, more trapped after flyover collapses in northern India

The incident occurred in late afternoon according to local time after which rescue teams including India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Uttar Pradesh police reached the spot and cranes were deployed to clear the debris and rescue trapped people.

Modi tweeted that he was “extremely saddened” by the loss of lives and asked officials in the state to provide all possible support to those affected. Meanwhile, Chief of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, Yogi Adityanath announced an ex-gratia amount of 500,000 rupees ($7404.12) for the kin of the deceased and a sum of 200,000 rupees ($2961.65) for the grievously injured.

Temple town Varanasi is located in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh and is a popular destination among spiritual foreign tourists. Building collapses are not uncommon in India. Lax and poorly enforced construction standards amid booming demand for housing have resulted in frequent and deadly collapses across the country.

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