The Home Minister told Director General of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) OP Singh to send adequate rescue personnel so that all trapped people could be saved, official sources said.
Singh is currently touring West Bengal to campaign for BJP candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. They said the NDRF DG also apprised the Minister about the situation arising out of the bridge collapse and the steps taken so far.
In a statement, Singh said, he was deeply saddened to know that precious lives have been lost in the Kolkata accident.

"My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased," he said.

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