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No lessons learnt as yet another bridge collapses in Bargarh

Bomikhal Flyover (File Photo)
Bhubaneswar, September 24, 2017: It seems no lessons have been learnt following the flyover collapse in Bomikhal here on September 10. Almost a fortnight after that incident which claimed one life and injured several others, yet another under-construction bridge in Bargarh district collapsed.

On Sunday afternoon, a portion of the bridge over Jira river at Jamodola Dubenpali near Bheden in Bargarh district gave way. While five persons injured in the incident, two bikes kept beneath the collapsed portion of the bridge were damaged.

The five injured persons were identified as Aswani Ghadai, narad Nayak, Rajat Nayak, Pramod Sahu and Rajendra Sahu. They all have been admitted to the Bargarh district headquarters hospital (DHH).

Meanwhile, local MLA and Minister Snehagini Chhuria and Bargarh Collector Khagendra Nath Padhi visited the hospital and enquired the health conditions of the injured.

“All the injured persons are fine now. We have ordered an inquiry into the incident and action will be taken accordingly,” said Padhi.  

The bridge that was being constructed under Biju Setu Yojana collapsed during installation of a slab. It was being constructed by the Rural Development Department with an estimated budget of Rs 8.5 crore.

On September 10, one person died and eleven others were injured after a portion of an under-construction railway flyover collapsed in Bomikhal area. 

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