Around twelve people have been reportedly injured when a 60-feet-long bridge collapsed near Malanka village in Junagadh, Gujarat.
The bridge on a river in Menderda Saran collapsed suddenly on Sunday. Many cars came under the debris of the bridge and were reportedly destroyed. The vehicles at the bridge at the time of collapse fell with the bridge and got stuck under the debris.
Traffic movement was also disrupted in the area. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Reportedly, Junagarh is facing incessant rain since the last several days, therefore the ground beneath the bridge slipped leading to the collapse.
Junagarh District Magistrate Dr Saurabh Pardhi tweeted about the incident and said, “A bridge on Menderda Sasan has collapsed near Malanka. Injured persons are shifted to nearby hospitals. Citizen and Visitors are requested to take Amrapur Devaliya Sasan road as alternative route.”
A bridge on Menderda Sasan has collapsed near Malanka. Injured persons are shifted to nearby hospitals. Citizen & Visitors are requested to take Amrapur Devaliya Sasan road as alternative route.@pkumarias @GogJunagadh
— Collector Junagadh (@collectorjunag) October 6, 2019
The DM said, “An alternate route has been opened for commuters,” as the bridge collapse has led to disruption of vehicular movement on the road.
Two cars and three two-wheelers were stuck under the crashed slabs, he said, adding that the vehicles were later pulled out of the debris.
The collapsed bridge used to connect Sasan-Gir (famous for wildlife sanctuary) with Mendarda town of Junagadh, was built around 40 years ago near the Malanka village.