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Newly constructed bridge collapses in Bihar, no casualties

Officials have reached there to examine the matter, says Superintendent of Police

PTI Araria (Bihar) Published 18.06.24, 06:30 PM
A bridge collapses into the Bakra river at Padkiya Ghat, in the Sikti block area of Araria, Bihar.

A bridge collapses into the Bakra river at Padkiya Ghat, in the Sikti block area of Araria, Bihar. PTI picture.

A portion of a newly constructed bridge over the Bakra river collapsed in Pararia village of Bihar’s Araria district on Tuesday, a police officer said.

No casualty was reported, he said.

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The bridge, constructed by the state government, was not opened to the public as approach roads to the bridge were yet to be constructed.

The bridge connects Kursa Kanta and Sikty areas of Araria district.

Talking to PTI, Amit Ranjan, Superintendent of Police (SP), Araria, said, “A portion of a newly constructed bridge over Bakra river has collapsed. Officials have reached there to examine the matter." The cause of the incident is not yet known, he added.

In March, an under-construction bridge over the Kosi river collapsed in Supaul district, leaving one person dead and 10 others injured.

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