At least 18 were killed, over 60 others were injured and many trapped as portion of an under- construction flyover collapsed on a congested road intersection near Girish Park in Kolkata, crushing people, vehicles and hawkers.
But the Hyderabad-based IVRCL Construction company responsible for the construction of the flyover was quick to divert blame for the shocking tragedy. The management said it was 'nothing but an act of god'.
The comments immediately drew flak on social media with Twitter users coming down heavily on the company.
Yes, IVRCL was right..It was an act of God...God had nothing else to do...Vo to bas flyovers dhoond rahe the taki unhen gira saken! #Kolkata— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) March 31, 2016
Moron.. In no law book would this come under Act of God.. unless your God is MaomataDevi... https://t.co/PxxuSMJACr— MediaCrooks (@mediacrooks) March 31, 2016
Reminiscent of dark satire of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron builder of the #KolkataFlyOver says "it's an act of God" for a horrific man made tragedy— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) March 31, 2016
Construction company calls Kolkata under construction flyover collapse - An Act of God ! Seriously? Can they get away with this?— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) March 31, 2016
(Feature image source: PTI)