Another bridge collapses in Bihar, 10th such incident in over 15 days

Another instance of bridge collapse came to the fore in Bihar on Thursday, 4 July making it the 10th such incident to have been reported from the state in just over a fortnight, an official said.

The latest incident was reported from Saran which witnessed two more bridge collapses in the last 24 hours, District Magistrate Aman Samir said.

No casualty was reported after the structure, built 15 years ago by local authorities, collapsed this morning, he said.

The small bridge over the Gandaki river was situated in the Baneyapur block and used to connect several villages in Saran with the neighbouring Siwan district.

“The small bridge was constructed 15 years ago. I am going to the spot. Several other officials of the district administration have already reached there. The exact cause of the bridge collapse is yet to be ascertained but desilting work was recently undertaken,” the district magistrate told PTI.

On Wednesday, 3 July the Saran district witnessed the collapse of two small bridges – one in Janta Bazar area and another in Lahladpur area.

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