Under construction Bailey bridge collapses; 5 injured

Under construction Bailey bridge collapses; 5 injured
The collapsed under construction bailey bridge in Jiribam that injured to five workers on Wednesday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Aug 22 | Publish Date: 8/22/2018 11:57:57 AM IST

Five labourers sustained injuries after an under construction Bailey bridge collapsed in Manipur’s Jiribam district on Wednesday morning.

The 160 feet span double decked reinforced Bailey bridge being constructed over a river to connect Borobekra village with Guokhal village in Jiribam district collapsed at around 8 am.

Police said the under construction bridge collapsed while seven labourers were working on the bridge.

Five of them sustained injuries while the other two jumped into the river water and escaped unhurt.

Among the injured five, Kh Dono Singh (35) of Guokhal village and Thoiba Konsam Singh (27) of Lamthei Khunou sustained critical injuries. All the five have been shifted to a hospital in Silcher of neighbouring Assam after a brief medical treatment at Jiribam district hospital, police said. The three have been identified as Rajen Thongam (33), Manouton Laishram (22) and Seram Loken (25), all from same village, Lamthei Khunou.

Troops of 37 Assam Rifles stationed at Borobekra rushed to the spot and assisted the villagers in rescuing the trapped labourers.


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