A loud thud woke up the residents of Ultadanga when a huge portion of a
flyover collapsed this morning, injuring three persons.
"It was 4:30 in the morning and all of a sudden I heard a huge explosion
and I thought there was a blast. I came out of my building and saw that
a large part of the bridge had collapsed," said Asish, a resident of a
A huge portion of a vital flyover on the eastern side of the metropolis
collapsed today leaving three injured, police said.
"After hearing the sound, I came out of my home and saw that a truck was
totally smashed and two people severely injured," said Ratnesh, a local
tea stall owner.
A major catastrophe was averted(the flyover did not know the time by design!)
as the incident at Ultadanga took place at 4:30 AM in the morning when there
was hardly any traffic on the busy flyover, which connects VIP Road and the airport
with E M Bypass and the Eastern and Southern suburbs...
Comment: Ramaswami Ashok Kumar
The Ultadanga flyover collapsed at 2300 hrs UTC on 2 March 2013.
This happened while the water moment surge vector of the dams of
the world was passing through Ultadanga,Kolkata(latitude 22.5954,
longitude 88.3858) from the earthquake at Cocquimbo Chile(latitude
-31.33, longitude -71.26) to the earthquake in Western Turkey
(latitude 40.4,longitude 26.13). The earthquake at Coquimbo,
Chile had hit at 22hrs 58 mins 45 seconds while that in Western Turkey
had occurred at 23 hrs 1 min 47 seconds.The distance from Coquimbo
to the earthquake location in Western Turkey is 12765 km. The distance
from Coquimbo to Ultadanga along the same route is 6664 km. It took
3 mins 2 secs for the surges to travel from Coquimbo quake location to
Western Turkey quake location. Thus the surges hit Ultadanga flyover
after (6664/12765)x(3 mins 2 secs) or 1 min 35 secs after the earthquake
hit Cocquimbo Chile or at 22hrs 58 mins 45 secs + 1 min 35 secs or at
23 hrs 0 min 20 seconds. All the reports point out that the collapse
occurred at 23 hrs! Thus time and again the cumulative dam dynamics are
automatically implicated in destroying the infrastructure of modern
civilization as Mahatma Gandhi pointed out in 1908: Given enough time
modern civilization will destroy itself.
Timeline of the tragedy
2013-03-02 22:58:45.0 31.33 S 71.26 W 70 3.6 COQUIMBO, CHILE
2013-03-02 23:00:20 22.5954 N 88.3858 E 0 0 ULTADANGA FLYOVER
2013-03-02 23:01:47 40.4 N 21.63 E 5 2.9 WESTERN TURKEY
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