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West Bengal: Under-construction bridge collapses in South 24 Parganas; the third incident of bridge collapse in the state

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 September 2018, 12:07 IST

Another bridge in West Bengal's Kakdwip area of South 24 Parganas district collapsed on Monday, a senior official said. 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. The rescue team has been rushed to the spot to into the incident.

However, this is the third incident of the bridge collapse in the state in September.

On September 4, Majerhat Bridge in south Kolkata had collapsed, killing three persons and injuring 24. While on September 7, an old bridge had collapsed near Siliguri in north Bengal leaving a truck driver injured.

After the incident of bridge collapsed in the state, West Bengal chief minister Mamata declared almost 20 bridges in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah have past expiry dates and are unsafe. Banerjee also directed to ban on long trucks with “10 and 20 wheels” on such bridges.

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First published: 24 September 2018, 11:55 IST
 
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