Bridge In Bihar’s Thakurganj Sinks, Sixth In 10 Days

Another bridge in Bihar collapsed today, making it the sixth  in 10 days. The bridge in Thakurganj block sunk by a feet today after the water level of the Bund river increased after heavy rains. The surface of the bridge cracked, making it risky to use.  

The bridge, located in Khoshi Dangi village of Patharia panchayat, was built in 2007-2008 from the MP fund of the then MP Md Tasleemuddin of Thakurganj. But today, it could not withstand the pressure of water.

This bridge connects three to four panchayats and if the bridge collapses, then 50 to 60 thousand population will be  affected.

Yesterday, an under-construction bridge in Madhubani region collapsed. Work on the bridge, built at cost of Rs 3 crore by the Rural Works Department of the Bihar government, has been on since 2021.

Before that, bridge collapses were reported from Araria, Siwan, East Champaran and Kishanganj.The frequent collapses have triggered conspiracy theories.

“Why have bridges started to collapse only after the Lok Sabha elections?” questioned Union Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

“Why were such incidents not taking place 15 or 30 days before? Why have bridges started to collapse only after the Lok Sabha elections? Why are they collapsing now? Is there any conspiracy to defame the state government?” he added.

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