Kolkata bridge collapse
Several casualties were reported after an under-construction bridge collapsed near Ganesh Talkies in North Kolkata. Picture: A general view of the collapsed flyover in Kolkata, India, March 31, 2016.Reuters

The collapse of an under-construction flyover in Kolkata is witnessing a huge outpour of grief, anger and distress on the social media. Celebrities from various walks of life, such as former cricketers Brett Lee and Anil Kumble, and several Bollywood celebrities, including Farhan Akhtar, Varun Dhawan, and Soha Ali Khan, also took to Twitter to express their feelings about the incident. Check out some of the tweets of popular Bollywood stars below:

Sophie Choudry: "The collapse of the #kolkata flyover is devastating! Say a prayer for the ppl that r trapped. May the rescue operations be efficient & swift."

Farhan Akhtar: "Saddened to hear of the bridge collapse in Kolkata.. Hope rescue reaches those trapped as soon as possible.. Helpline no 1070."

Soha Ali Khan: "My prayers are with those trapped under the collapse of the #kolkata flyover today; may the rescue operations be fast and efficient."

Varun Dhawan: "Just seeing the news about a bridge collapse in Kolkata. Heart goes out to the victim and the families. Hope more cranes can reach the site."

Varun Dhawan: "Instead of starting with the blame game on news channel people should only concentrate on the rescue operation now #kolkata bridge collapse."

Madhur Bhandarkar: "Prayers to all those injured and condolences to the families of the bereaved by the flyover collapse tragedy in #kolkata."

Vishal Dadlani: "Talk about sheer shamelessness! The contractor MUST be legally liable for his work! #kolkata"

Apart from Bollywood stars, several other renowned personalities also expressed their concern on the micro-blogging site.

Brett Lee: "My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who's loved ones have been killed or injured in the Kolkata bridge collapse! Horrible."

Anil Kumble: "Heart goes to all those affected in the #kolkata bridge collapse. May the souls of the deceased RIP and those injured recover soon."

Suhel Seth: "My prayers go out to all those who've been injured and my condolences to the families of the bereaved in the flyover collapse. #kolkata"