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Siliguri railway bridge collapses due to heavy rains

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Siliguri, (West Bengal) Aug 20 (ANI): Railway services in the Siliguri-New Jalpaiguri region were affected following the collapse of a rail bridge in Siliguri on Thursday morning.

Heavy rains and strong river currents damaged the railway track and contributed to the collapse of the bridge.

Heavy and relentless rains over the past few days has led to the water level of the River Balason and its tributaries flowing above the danger mark.

The bridge was a part of the meter gauge unit, of the famous Darjeeling heritage rail service. The route attracts a lot of foreign tourist thanks to the beautiful landscape through which the route passes.

During the rainy season the river brings heavy loads of water down from the Himalayas to the plains. (ANI)

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