The company has washed its hands off the accident.

Kolkata flyover collapse Three ridiculous excuses given by Hyderabad-based builderPTI
news Friday, April 01, 2016 - 13:53

A day after an under-construction flyover collapsed in Kolkata killing at least 24 people, officials of the Hyderabad-based IVRCL, which was constructing the bridge, has come up with near-farcical reasons for the tragedy in their defence.

Addressing the media on Friday in Hyderabad, the company washed its hands off the accident. Since Thursday, the company has also stated a few ridiculous excuses for the mishap in their defence. 

Mere accident

Legal head for the company Sita said “This is merely an accident, we will cooperate with the investigation. We are also shocked that the flyover collapsed, we are also anxious to know why it happened.”

Bomb blast

Referring to pictures in news paper reports, an officials said that the scene looked much like a bomb blast. “Look at all the shattered glass everywhere,” the official said adding that they will know the correct reason only after the investigation.

Act of God

On Thursday evening, K Panduranga Rao, Group Head (HR & Admin) had told reporters: "It's nothing but a God's act. So far in 27 years we have constructed several number of bridges...it (today's collapse) never happened." The company on Friday replaced that argument with "mere accident".

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