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Six Workers Killed, 36 Injured As Bridge Collapses in Uttarakhand

Srinagar (Garhwal), Mar 25: Six labourers were killed and  36  others were injured when an under construction bridge collapsed at  Chowras near Srinagar this morning.The injured labourers have been sent to hospital.Local residents alleged that

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 25, 2012 13:31 IST ]
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six workers killed 36 injured as bridge collapses in uttarakhand

Srinagar (Garhwal), Mar 25: Six labourers were killed and  36  others were injured when an under construction bridge collapsed at  Chowras near Srinagar this morning.


The injured labourers have been sent to hospital.

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Local residents alleged that sub-standard material had been used to construct the bridge, and the contractors were changed several times by the state government.

Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna has ordered a probe into the causes of mishap.

Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna met the injured labourers in hospital.
 
The state government has announced Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia to the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 to the injured labourers.

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