Bridge In Gujarat Surendranagar Collapses

4 got Injured in the accident…

On Sunday evening, at least four persons were injured after some part of an old bridge on the Bhogavo river in Gujarat's Surendranagar district collapsed, an official said.

The incident took place when a 40-ton dumper was crossing the bridge on a panchayat road near Wadhwan city, even though the entry of heavy vehicles was banned, the official said.

"A dumper and two motorcycles were on the bridge when the first slab collapsed. The incident left four persons with minor injuries," said Surendranagar Collector KC Sampat.

The heavy vehicle and motorcycles fell into the Bhogavo River, he said.

The collector said the bridge was four decades old and it was under the care of the state Road and Buildings Department.

A warning sign board was also put up and the bridge was barricaded to prevent the movement of heavy vehicles on it, he said.

"Despite the barricading, a loaded dumper tried to cross the bridge, leading to the collapse of its first slab," the collector said.

He said the request for a new bridge had already been applied.

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