Flyover tragedy: One more person arrested

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Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) One more person has been arrested in connection with the Kolkata flyover collapse that left 26 people dead, police said on Wednesday.

The Tuesday night arrest of Ranjit Bhattacharya, assistant vice president (Kolkata) of the company IVRCL which built the flyover, has taken the total number of people taken into custody to nine.

“So far nine company officials have been arrested,” said a police official.

Being constructed by Hyderabad-based IVRCL, the Vivekananda Road flyover collapsed in the busy Posta area of the city on March 31, killing 26 people and injuring nearly 90.

The police have slapped various charges, including those of murder, against the company and sealed its Kolkata offices.

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