Under-construction bridge collapses in West Bengal's Kakdwip area; third incident in state in one month

Kakdwip: An under-construction bridge collapsed in Kakdwip area of South 24 Parganas district on Monday, a senior official said.

An under-construction bridge collapsed on Kalnagini river at Kakdwip in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district. ANI

An under-construction bridge collapsed on Kalnagini river at Kakdwip in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district. ANI

There has been no report of any casualty, South 24 Parganas district magistrate Y Ratnakara Rao said. "The incident happened on Monday morning. We are waiting for further details," the district magistrate said. A team has been rushed to the spot to look into the incident, he said.

This is the third incident of bridge collapse in the state in September. Majerhat Bridge in south Kolkata had collapsed on 4 September, killing three persons and injuring 24. On 7 September, an old bridge had collapsed near Siliguri in north Bengal leaving a truck driver injured.


Updated Date: Sep 24, 2018 12:17 PM

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