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Under construction bridge collapses in Manipur’s Jiribam, 7 injured

A bailey bridge was being constructed over Gorkhale river to connect Borberkra village to Jattarpur.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2018 16:47 IST
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A bailey bridge was under construction in Manipur’s Jiribam district on August 22.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

Seven labourers were injured when an under construction bailey bridge collapsed in Manipur’s Jiribam district on Wednesday, police said.

The bailey bridge was being constructed over Gorkhale river to connect Borberkra village to Jattarpur. At around 8 am this morning the bridge collapsed injuring seven labourers, they said.

The injured labourers were rushed to Borbekra health centre from where they were referred to a hospital in Silchar in neighbouring Assam, the police said.

District officials said the 160-foot long bailey bridge was being constructed by a private contractor and the project was being funded by the Rural Development Ministry under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

First Published: Aug 22, 2018 16:47 IST