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 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.