Flyover collapse toll now 21: Mamata

Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) The toll in the Kolkata flyover collapse rose to 21 on Thursday with police finding three more bodies, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

“We had earlier given the death count as 18. Now police have seen three more bodies, which they will extricate,” Banerjee said while on a visit to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here.

The chief minister said of the 18 bodies kept in the hospitals, 15 have been identified. Twelve of them have been handed over to the family members.

Rescue efforts were still on and would continue through the night.

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