WB: Three killed, several missing as jetty sinks in Hooghly

Bhadreswar (West Bengal) [India]: At least three people were killed and several others are missing after a temporary jetty submerged under water due to high tide in Hooghly's Bhadreswar on Wednesday.

The incident took place around 12 p.m. The police and the local people rushed to the rescue.

It has been reported that at least 30 people are missing.

The police said that the temporary bridge at the jetty was very weak and it broke down as more people gathered during the day.

The state government has promised to provide compensation of Rs. three lakh to the dead and compensation of Rs. 25,000 to the injured.

The rescue operation is underway.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)