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West Bengal : Another under-construction bridge collapses in Kakdwip, third incident in one month

The state of West Bengal led by Mamata Banerjee has yet again suffered from an infrastructure mishap after an under-construction bridge collapsed in Kakdwip area of South 24 Parganas district on Monday.

Speaking to the media, the District Magistrate of South 24 Parganas Y Ratnakara Rao said that there has been no report of any casualty. “The incident happened on Monday morning. We are waiting for further details,” the district magistrate said. He further added that a team has been rushed to the spot to look into the incident.

 

This is the third incident of the bridge collapse in the state in September as 50-year-old Majerhat Bridge in south Kolkata had collapsed on September 4, killing three persons and injuring 24. Similarly, on September 7, an old bridge had collapsed near Siliguri in north Bengal leaving a truck driver injured.

Mamata Banerjee after the series of collapses of bridges had said that almost 20 bridges in and around Kolkata have crossed their “expiry date” and had promised that her government would inspect and repair them immediately. The state is still probing the case where a large chunk of the Vivekananda fly-over had collapsed in Kolkata in 2016.

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