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Prime Minister Modi is taking stock of the situation from Washington (USA) and has tweeted his condolences.

Kolkata Police said that the death toll in the collapse of an under-construction bridge in Girish Park area of North Kolkata rose to 14 with 78 others are injured.

The police said that the death toll, however, is likely to mount.

The West Bengal Government has announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to next of kin to the victims and Rs. 2 lakh to gravely injured people.

The Prime Minister on India Narendra Modi, who is in Washington (USA) tweeted - "Shocked and saddened by collapse of under construction flyover in Kolkata. Took stock of the situation and rescue operations."

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General O.P. Singh has said that saving the lives of people trapped under debris of the collapsed bridge in North Kolkata is the top priority of his team.