Part of a bridge connecting two towns over the Ganga river collapsed due to the strong flow of water caused by heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district on June 26. The bridge collapse has brought the traffic in several nearby villages to a standstill. The bridge was connecting Meerut's Hastinapur and Bijnor was washed away in the river at 4 am.
Under construction, in Bihar's Bhagalpur, the bridge fell for a second time in 14 months. The visuals of the bridge collapsing dramatically, went viral on social media platforms. According to sources, at least 30 slabs of several pillars collapsed close to a 100 ft bridge. The four-lane Sultanganj-Aguani Ghat Bridge was estimated to be constructed for Rs 1,710 crores, and was under construction, connecting Sultanganj and Khagaria.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Two more bodies were recovered on Monday from the debris of a two-storey building which collapsed in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district, raising the death toll to eight, confirmed police sources. Furthermore, the work of clearing the debris was underway on the third day. The building, which housed godowns on the ground and first floors and four families on the top floor, collapsed at 1.45 pm.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal