Sunday, November 25, 2012

Overpass collapse kills 11 in Bangladesh; protests erupt

At least 11 people were killed and scores others injured when an under-construction overpass collapsed in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Sunday.

"We've recovered 11 bodies so far, and the death toll may rise further as the rescuers are yet to remove the rubble of the girders of the flyover, which collapsed Saturday night," said Mirazuddin Ahmed, deputy commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police.

Police said about 20 people remained trapped after three concrete beams of the overpass -- each 42 meters long -- collapsed in Bangladesh's second-largest city.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/bangladesh-overpass-collapse/index.html?hpt=hp_t3