"They have been admitted at a private hospital while nine others were admitted at the SSKM Hospital with severe injuries", a senior police officer said.
"Ten people have been rescued until now".
Reports say that at least one minibus and several cars have been crushed in the collapse. "Thankfully my passenger and I escaped unhurt", said Suman Jha, a taxi driver who survived the collapse.
West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi, who visited the accident site in the evening and offered condolence to the family of the deceased, told media that the cause of the collapse should be inquired into.
It also runs over the Majerhat railway station. "If anyone is there, we hope they would be alive", said Fire Brigade official DK Singh. Five NDRF teams also include six dogs, which can sniff out any living being trapped under the rubble.
"When I stepped out the entire structure was shaking".
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Some local people alleged the collapse might have been due to the construction of metro railway pillars nearby but this was not immediately confirmed by the experts. "But this is a matter of investigation".
Soon after the incident, Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar and other officers were rushed to the spot. Locals join. Rescue operations on.Prayers for those affected.
"We have to take into account the safety aspect while clearing the debris", he said. The Majherhat bridge connects extended areas of South 24 Parganas district with the city.
#07:30 PM: Central Armed Police Force reach the spot where part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed. The DCP traffic Kolkata has said that several routes leading to the collapse site has been temporarily shut and traffic has been diverted.
Indian commuters onlookers stand on a segment of Majerhat bridge after the bridge suddenty collapsed in Kolkata, Sep 4, 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences and called the bridge collapse "deeply unfortunate", and Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh said he would pray for the "speedy recovery of the injured".