Bridge over Gandak canal collapses in Bihar’s Siwan

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Patna, June 22 (IANS) A bridge on the Gandak canal collapsed in Bihar’s Siwan district on Saturday.

The incident occurred just a few days after a bridge collapsed in the state’s Araria district on June 18.

The one-pillar bridge, connecting Pateda and Kanauli villages in the Maharajganj sub-division which was built 45 years ago, collapsed around 5 a.m.

“The bridge was constructed through public contribution. It collapsed due to the negligence of the district administration,” said Mohammad Naim, a villager.

“The state government should make alternate arrangements to connect the affected villages. Around 20,000 people will be affected by it. Shockingly, no one from the district administration came here to inspect the bridge,” he said.



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