Highway overpass collapses in Kolkata; 1 killed, 23 hurt

  • Rescuers work at the scene after a highway overpass collapsed on a sewage canal in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. There were no immediate reports of deaths, but police and firefighters were using cutting tools to clear the wreckage, and it was unclear if anyone was trapped. Some injured people were being treated at a nearby hospital, an official said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

KOLKATA, India — Rescuers using huge cranes, iron cutters and drills worked overnight to clear the wreckage of a highway overpass that collapsed Tuesday in the crowded Indian city of Kolkata. The concrete segment that slammed to the ground killed at least one person and injured another 23, police said Wednesday.

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