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Watch: Miraculous escape for man in Varanasi flyover collapse

Rajesh Bhaskar -- a resident of Nikhkhari Ghat -- was coming from Rajatalab in his new Renault kwid when he escaped death. Photograph: (WION)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 16, 2018, 04.16 PM (IST)

A man had a miraculous escape during the flyover collapse in Varanasi on Tuesday. 

Rajesh Bhaskar -- resident of Nikhkhari Ghar -- was coming from Raja Talab in his new Renault Kwid car when the under-construction flyover collapsed. He was travelling with his father-in-law who died on the spot.

Rajesh is now admitted in the trauma centre of Banaras Hindu University.

15 people are feared dead and 11 injured following the incident.

The doctors informed that the injured are now out of danger and have been referred to BHU.

At present 7 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are involved in rescue and relief operations and a 3-member high-level committee has been setup to investigate the incident.

After being held responsible for the incident, chief project manager HC Tiwari, project manager KR Sudan, assistant engineer Rajesh Singh and engineer Lal Chand have been suspended with immediate effect.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that a committee has also been constituted which will hand out a report in 48 hours. He also announced that Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has taken preliminary action against responsible authorities.

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