Five Held Over Fatal India Flyover Collapse

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 2:15 PM

Claims by the construction company that the tragedy was caused by an &#thirty-nine;act of God' has sparked annoyance among the community.

Five Held Over Fatal India Flyover Collapse

Five executive involved in the building of a flyover which collapsed in India killing at least twenty-three people have been arrested.

Indian police have said the suspects, who work for a company called IVRCL Infrastructure Co, are being questioned about  in the city of Kolkata.

It left a enormous pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal rods lying across a busy neighbourhood.

At least eighty people were injured in the incident and police have said they're investigating IVRCL officials over possible homicide and criminal breach of trust.

Sky News producer Neville Lazarus, said the company was currently "brazening it out" and denied any technical or human mistake in the building of the flyover.

He said: "The company says all the material used in all the fifty-nine other pillars were absolutely fine - it was the sixtieth pillar which collapsed.

"They're waiting for the results of the investigation.

"The company bizarrely described the collapse as an 'act of God'.

"No-one understood what they meant and there'south a lot of annoyance and grief."

Cranes have been brought in to move the wreckage but the work is progressing slowly.  

A no of those rescued after Thursday'south collapse are still receiving treatment in hospital, according to an official.

The contract for the flyover was signed in two thousand-seventh and, reports suggest, work was due to be finished some years ago. 

India is undergoing a building boom and lethal accidents are becoming more common.

Experts propose some projects are marred by destitute quality materials and inadequate supervision while others are hit by delays and corruption allegations.

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