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Another bridge collapses in West Bengal

West Bengal Minister Rabindranath Ghosh said that a truck driver got injured in the collapse and has been rushed to a hospital.

SNS | New Delhi |

Just three days after Majerhat bridge tragedy in South Kolkata in which 3 people were killed, another bridge collapsed near Siliguri in Darjeeling district, West bengal on Friday.

According to media reports, a canal bridge in Darjeeling has collapsed.

While clear information of the incident is yet to arrive, West Bengal Minister Rabindranath Ghosh told PTI that a truck driver got injured in the collapse and has been rushed to hospital.

On Tuesday, the Trinamool Congress government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had come under the lens of heavy criticism following the Majerhat bridge collapse.

On Thursday, Banerjee pointed the accusing finger for the collapse of the arterial Majerhat bridge at the Metro railway.

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The game of passing the buck was played out on a day when one more body was extricated from the debris taking the toll to three. The victim was identified as Gautam Mondal (45), a resident of Murshidabad.

Banerjee, who held a meeting with senior state officials and other agencies during the day, suspended the metro work till the high-power inquiry committee set up to probe the collapse, submitted its report.

The CM asserted the preliminary report submitted by the PWD had identified metro work near the bridge as the major cause for the collapse.

“The metro work is going on for nine years. The piling work could have been damaged due to the metro work. The high-powered committee has been asked to submit its report within a week,” she said.