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Portion of under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar's Araria
Videograb of bridge collapse in Bihar/ courtesy: X

Portion of under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar's Araria

| @indiablooms | 18 Jun 2024, 11:30 pm

A portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in Bihar's Araria on Tuesday.

The concrete bridge over the Bakra River, built after spending crores, came apart in seconds.

Visuals showed the bridge first tilted on one side followed by a crowd gathering on the banks near the bridge to record the moment it collapsed.

No injuries have been reported.

The bridge was constructed to make commuting comfortable between Kursakanta and Sikti in the Araria district of Bihar.

Built at Rs.12 crore, the bridge collapsed before its inauguration.

Sikti MLA Vijay Kumar told ANI, "The bridge has collapsed due to negligence by the construction company's owner. We demand that the administration should conduct an investigation."

The collapsed portion washed away within seconds and the people started running toward safety.

In another video, a few people are seen standing dangerously close to the edge of the remaining portion of the bride.

A major part of the collapsed portion was built over the river. The section built on the banks of the Bakra River remains intact.

In March this year, one person was killed and several others were trapped after an under-construction bridge collapsed in Bihar's Supaul. The bustling construction site near Maricha turned into a scene of chaos and devastation after the collapse in the morning, prompting urgent rescue efforts by local authorities and volunteers.

According to reports, the bridge was being built for Rs. 984 crore over the river Kosi.

The accident resembles the collapse of an under-construction bridge in Bihar's Bhagalpur, which had sparked a war of words between the state government and the opposition BJP. 

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