Under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar’s East Champaran district

Motihari, June 23 (UNI) A bridge being constructed at an expenditure of Rs 2 crore in Bihar’s East Champaran district, has suddenly collapsed – the third such incident reported from the state in a week, official sources said on Sunday.

The sources said the casting of the 40-feet-long bridge on Amwan Kundwa Chandpur Road under the Ghodasahan block was done on Saturday. It caved in a few hours later in the night.

No one was reportedly injured in this accident.

As it is, this is the third bridge that has given way within a week in Bihar. Earlier reports of bridge collapse came in from Araria and Siwan districts.

In Araria, a portion of a bridge being constructed at an expenditure of Rs 12 crore on the Bakra river had collapsed on Tuesday whereas a bridge on Gandak river canal in Ramgarha Panchayat of Daraunda block in Siwan district caved in on Saturday.

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