Video: Portion of another Bihar bridge collapses, fifth in 11 days | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in Bihar’s Madhubani on Friday, making it the fifth collapse in Bihar in the last 11 days.
The bridge was under construction on Bhutahi river in Madhubani.

On Thursday, another bridge in the Kishanganj district collapsed. The 70-meter-long and 12-meter-wide bridge in Bahadurganj block gave way due to heavy rainfall that triggered a sudden rise in water levels, causing one of its pillars to fail.
“The bridge was built in 2011 over Madiya, a small tributary that connects the Kankai river to the Mahananda. Heavy rainfall in the catchment area in Nepal has led to a sudden rise in the water level. One of the pillars of the bridge could not withstand the strong current,” said District Magistrate Tushar Singla.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Three similar bridge collapses were reported last week in the Araria, Siwan, and Araria districts of Bihar.
In recent years, numerous incidents of bridge collapses have occurred in the state, raising questions about the quality of public works. Though these incidents have not resulted in fatalities, they have caused significant concern among the local population.

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