Kolkata: On Tuesday, a part of Majerhat bridge collapsed following heavy rains, resulting in the death of at least one and several injured.

The accident happened at Diamond Harbour Road when a huge section the 40-year old bridge collapsed, damaging a few vehicles and trapping people inside.

Two years ago, an under-construction Vivekananda flyover in the Girish Park region collapsed killing 27 people and injuring more than 80.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the dead and Rs 50,000 each to the injured.

However, amid rescue operations, family members of the injured have been rushing from one hospital to the other to inquire about their loved ones, but to no avail.

The BJP has accused the state government of neglecting construction work.