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Manipur cut off as crucial Barak bridge collapses, 200 trucks left stranded

The highway, considered as the second lifeline of the border state, assumed greater importance after a massive landslide at Viswema in neighbouring Nagaland cut off the major Imphal-Dimapur national highway.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 14:25 IST
The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was passing through it.
The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was passing through it.(Representative image)

The crucial Barak bridge located along the national highway -102 collapsed Tuesday morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official said.

The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was passing through it, a transport department official said, adding that the structure was in a fragile condition since Monday night.

This has left around 200 goods-laden trucks coming from Jiribam town to Imphal stranded. Repairing works are being carried out on war-footing, the official said.

The Barak bridge is located along the Imphal-Jiribam highway and passes through the hill district of Tamenglong.

The highway, considered as the second lifeline of the border state, assumed greater importance after a massive landslide at Viswema in neighbouring Nagaland cut off the major Imphal-Dimapur national highway.