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Manipur cut off as crucial Barak bridge collapses

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    Imphal, July 17: The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapsed this morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official said.

    The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was passing through it, a transport department official said, adding that the structure was in a fragile condition since last night.

    Manipur cut off as crucial Barak bridge collapses

    This has left around 200 goods-laden trucks coming from Jiribam town to Imphal stranded. Repairing works are being carried out on war-footing, the official said.

    The Barak bridge is located along the Imphal-Jiribam highway and passes through the hill district of Tamenglong.

    The highway, considered as the second lifeline of the border state, assumed greater importance after a massive landslide at Viswema in neighbouring Nagaland cut off the major Imphal-Dimapur national highway.

    PTI

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