Tragedy unfolded in the bustling city of Kolkata after a flyover under construction collapsed on to moving traffic below, killing at least 14 people with as many as 150 people feared trapped.
In no time Twitter went active with pictures, videos and messages flooding in from different corners, giving a clear picture of the magnitude of devastation.
Here are few of them:
Extremely sorry to post this image.But this is the result of @MamataOfficial & communist misrule for ages.#Kolkata pic.twitter.com/4runsTnA3p— Suvie Ritu Chandra (@SuvalagnaC) March 31, 2016
60 months to make a flyover and collapses before completion, this says all why Bengal is so behind in development #Kolkata— sujit (@SKJ_Tweets) March 31, 2016
There were some good samaritans:
My blood group is B+ if any one needs I m just a tweet away...— Good Looking Rascal (@EncapsulatdSoul) March 31, 2016
Helpline number 1070For Blood Donations Call: 8585902617, 033-22485778
A blood donation camp has been organized by SFI / SYFI at the Maniktala Blood Bank from 5 pm. Folks do come forward. Emergency #Kolkata— Aparna Bhattacharya (@chhuti_is) March 31, 2016
Some well known personalities also tweeted encouraging rescue operations:
Instead of starting with the blame game on news channel people should only concentrate on the rescue operation now #Kolkata bridge collapse— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 31, 2016
Prayers to all those injured and condolences to the families of the bereaved by the flyover collapse tragedy in #Kolkata— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 31, 2016
Horrible scn!cudnt watch news channels!blame game-politicisation can wait.lets try to save as many lives as we can.Kolkata be strong&tk care— Abir Chatterjee (@itsmeabir) March 31, 2016
Shobai banchuk... Ebong raajneeti bad thaak! https://t.co/DZRC3faBq8— parambrata (@paramspeak) March 31, 2016