15 May 2018 + 14 days = 29 May 2018
Reports that up to 50 persons were crushed to death including 1 Roadways bus, 1 minibus, 4 cars, 2 autos and bikes.
Reports that more than 50 persons died.
Shows clearly the number of cars, few with people inside.
Witness Mr. Umesh says that more than 100 persons must have died. They were setting the beams as it fell.
The list of casualties:
Mr. Rambahadur Singh Chhapra
Mr. Kumar Vaibhav son of Rambahadur Chhapra
Mr. Khushhaal Ram Sahedi, Ghazipur
Mr. Sanjay son of Mr. Khushhaal Ram Sahedi, Ghazipur
Mr. Shivbachan Ram s/o Mr. Khushhaal Ram Sahedi, Ghazipur
Mr. Virendra Yadav Latwa, Ghazipur
Mr. Bhavaani [Singh] (NDRF) [Aligarh, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgdnEC5X6o4%5D
Mr. Ram Milan Chauhan Mau
Ms. Vidya Devi Bandarpur, Khuthan, Jaunpur
Mr. Ram Chandra s/o Ms. Vidya Devi Bandarpur, Khuthan, Jaunpur
Mr. Arun Verma Bandarpur, Khuthan, Jaunpur
Mr. Raghunath Jaunpur
3 unidentified persons Unknown
Ashwani’s father [Basti, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7pEB76RH8]
“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered proceedings for strict penal action against former Managing Director of UP Bridge Corporation Rajan Mittal and six others” (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/up-flyover-collapse-adidyanath-orders-action-against-7-officials/article23923178.ece).
The persons involved were:
|1||Mr Rajan Mittal||MD, UP Bridge Corporation|
|2||Mr. H. C. Tewari||Chief Project Manager|
|3||Mr. K. R. Sudan||Project Manager|
|4||Mr. Rajesh Singh||Assistant Engineer|
|5||Mr. Lal Chand||Engineer|
|6||Mr. Rajesh Pal||Additional Project Manager|
|7||Mr. Genda Lal||The former Project Manager|
The CM had constituted an enquiry committee that submitted its report on Thursday, 17 May 2018, at night.
Today, even fourteen days after that tragedy, no concrete information regarding action to be taken against the persons responsible has been shared with the people. Media of all kind did not report the aftermath or follow up at national level. Only local newspapers give space to its follow up and even that space is getting reduced every day.
I had posted a fortnight ago that such is the fate of all grave tragedies and their reports in India where even 100 deaths mean nothing. They can’t even bring the sitting MP to his constituency to offer his condolences. The pattern is being repeated in Varanasi. I can see this case and all investigation reports being prepared for a permanent burial.
At my level I will keep following it up.