Four more arrested in Kolkata flyover collapse

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Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) The city police on Monday arrested four more people in connection with the city’s flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives, taking the total number of arrests to eight.

“We have arrested four more officials of the company (IVCRL) today (Monday). They are senior engineers Shymal Manna and Bidyut Manna, Murti who is the director operations and Ratnam, the director of project monitoring,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Debashish Boral.

Being constructed by Hyderabad-based IVRCL, the Vivekananda Road flyover collapsed in the busy Posta area of the city on Thursday killing at least 26 and injuring nearly 90 others.

Slapping charges including that of murder against the company, police had earlier arrested four of its officials besides detaining several others.

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The city offices of the company were sealed following the tragedy.

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