Two feared dead as 60-year-old bridge collapses in Bihar

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Nawada (Bihar), Aug 25(ANI): At least two people were feared dead and 24 others injured when a bridge collapsed at Kadirganj Bazaar in Bihar's Nawada district on Tuesday.

Two jeeps, two trucks, a food grain-laden bullock cart and several other vehicles fell down, when the 60-year-old bridge along the Nawada-Jamui state highway suddenly collapsed.

"At least 30 to 35 people were injured in this accident and I also saw locals carrying bodies of two to three persons," said Ram Kishore, an eyewitness.

While the injured were rushed to a government hospital in the area, five critically injured persons were rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital.

Rescue operations were on at the site and cranes have been engaged to clear the bridge debris.

Meanwhile, vehicular traffic on the route leading to Jharkhand from Jamui and Nawada came to a halt after the collapse of the bridge. (ANI)

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