Dramatic visuals of a bridge collapsing due to spate in river in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
Days after the Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapsed in Mahad claiming at least 14 lives, a similar incident has been reported in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Thursday.
A cell phone video recorded by a local shows a large part of a 44-year-old bridge in Kangra collapsing due to heavy rain and getting washed away in the flowing river. According to a report in NDTV, officials said ten pillars supporting the bridge were washed away.
However, no reports of loss of life has been reported as the local administration had already closed the bridge after cracks appeared in it. The bridge connected villages in Himachal Pradesh with those in Punjab and experience heavy traffic movement on normal days.
WATCH: Dramatic visuals of a bridge collapsing due to spate in river in Kangra district of Himachal Pradeshhttps://t.co/KoRa7rjqfj
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A prompt reaction by the authorities averted a big tragedy but a second incident of the collapse of the bridge in just two weeks shows poor maintenance of old bridges in the country posing grave threat to the commuters.
Source: www.newsworldindia.in / www.indianexpress.com