Builder of the collapsed Kolkata bridge says it was an act of God!

The question is, whether we will learn something from this disaster or try to build another, better bridge?

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What couldĀ be more disgusting misuse of God’s name than the builder of the under-construction bridge that collapsed killing around 25 people saying it was an act of God? That’s what he reportedly said.

Live: Under- construction bridge collapses in Kolkata: Collapse was an act of God, says builder

Several passenger vehicles, including a bus, were trapped under the debris, as operations were on to clear the rubble and bring out those trapped under. NDRF personnel were also rushed to the site to to assist in the rescue operations. The rescue … Live: Under- construction bridge collapses in Kolkata: Collapse was an act of God, says builder

Kolkata flyover collapse: Firm that constructed bridge denies responsibility for tragedy

21 people died and over 80 were injured when an under construction flyover collapsed on a busy street in Kolkata; Hyderabad-based contractor terms it an ‘Act of God’ Kolkata: While at least 21 people were killed, over 80 others injured and many trapped as … Kolkata flyover collapse: Firm that constructed bridge denies responsibility for tragedy

Some say that the work was done in great hurry keeping in mind the upcoming state elections.

Flyover collapse in Kolkata: Was construction of the bridge halted, restarted with an eye on West Bengal elections?

The Vivekananda Road Flyover collapsed at 12.25 pm on Thursday killing at least 18 and injuring 78 in north Kolkata’s Girish Park area. Several people, who are still trapped under the debris, are awaiting to be rescued. Eye-witnesses fear at least … Flyover collapse in Kolkata: Was construction of the bridge halted, restarted with an eye on West Bengal elections?

Whatever the reason, act of God or upcoming elections, none can deny that the people involved in constructing the bridge, including those who gave a go-ahead and those who earned from it, must be taken to task and justice should be served to those who are found guilty.

The question is, whether we will learn something from this disaster or try to build another better bridge? Will we ever learn to live that happy and peaceful life that those so-called villagers have lived for centuries? Share your thoughts.