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Delhi: Portion of foot-over bridge collapses in Laxmi Nagar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 October 2023, 11:59 IST
Portion of foot-over bridge collapses in Laxmi Nagar

New Delhi: A portion of a foot-over bridge near Lalita Park Bus Stand in Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area collapsed late on Sunday night after being hit by a crane being transported on a carriage truck, police said on Monday. However, no casualties or injuries to anyone were reported in the incident.

Details of the Incident
The mishap took place when a loaded trailer (truck) was transporting a crane from the Akshardham Temple area to Burari via Geeta Colony Pusta Road.

PCR Call
A PCR call was received at Laxmi Nagar Police Station with information that a foot-over bridge had fallen on the road near the Lalita Park Bus Stand. The officials said that local police on being informed about the call reached the spot and found a big trailer loaded with a crane.

Eyewitness Account
A person who used to sleep near that foot-over bridge told ANI that he heard a sound at around midnight and saw that a section of the bridge had collapsed and was hanging into the top of a truck that had hit it.

Disaster Averted  
The eyewitness said that one person sleeping on the bridge escaped by running away from the bridge when the section collapsed. He also told ANI that several people used to sleep on the bridge but last night they had gone to attend ongoing Ramleela celebrations, and thus the space was empty.

(With ANI inputs)

First published: 23 October 2023, 11:59 IST