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Remaining portion of bridge over Markanda washed away

Written by: Staff

Jagadhri, July 23 (UNI) The sudden rise in the water level in the Markanda river, due to heavy rainfall in the upper reaches of adjoining Himachal Pradesh, washed away another 200-feet of the bridge over the river between Saudhra village and Kala Amb, which is in Himachal.

Offical sources told UNI that there was a rise in the water level in the Markanda this morning as a result of heavy rains in the Nahan district of HP. The swirling waters of the river washed away another two spans of the bridge, which was damaged in the floods in the river three days back.

On Thursday last, a portion of the bridge was washed away and four people died when their vehicle was swept away by the river.

Sources said that just two spans of the bridge were left, which was also in danger of being swept away.

The floods also affected the task of construction of a temporary bridge over the river. A large number of cement bags and a generator set being used for the construction were swept away by the river.

Four workers engaged in the construction had a narrow escape as they got swept away in the river but were rescued by a group of farm labourers.


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