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At least 13 injured as under-construction bridge collapses in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district

Those injured were rescued by J&K Police and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
Srinagar Updated on: January 02, 2022 19:54 IST
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Highlights

  • At least 13 were injured in Samba district after an under-construction bridge collapsed.
  • Those injured were rescued by J&K Police and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
  • The major bridge is being constructed by the Border Roads Organisation over the Devika river

At least 13 people were injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after an iron shuttering over under-construction bridge collapsed in the Vijaypur area on Sunday. Those injured were rescued by J&K Police and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The major bridge is being constructed by the Border Roads Organisation over the Devika river at Ramgarh-Koulpur, the officials said. They said the iron shuttering connecting two of many pillars caved in around 4.15 pm, injuring 13 people. A rescue operation was immediately launched and the injured, mostly labourers working at the site, were evacuated to hospital, the officials said, adding the condition of two of them was stated to be "serious".

They said the seriously injured were referred to the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for specialised treatment. The officials said the cause of the accident was not known immediately.  

 

Earlier, Twelve people lost their lives and at least 16 others were injured in the stampede at the famous shrine in Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Saturday after a scuffle between two groups of pilgrims during the New Year rush.

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