In a shocking incident, an under-construction bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Palanpur claiming one life, reports emerged on Tuesday.
According to reports, a person was killed as he ran to save his life when an under-contraction bridge near the RTO circle area in Palanpur collapsed on October 22.
The Collector of Banaskantha-Palanpur, Varun Baranval was quoted by ANI saying, The girders on the bridge fell possibly due to a mechanical failure. A team from Gandhinagar are on their way to Palanpur to conduct a technical study on this matter. One body was retrieved from under the debris.”
Meanwhile, Gujarat Police assured tough action against those found guilty in the incident.
ADGP Shamsher Singh said, “Strict action will be taken against whoever is found guilty in the Palanpur bridge accident.”
Following the incident, Congress leader Amit Chavda expressed disappointment over the incident and blamed corruption in the state.
“An overbridge collapsed near Palanpur RTO Circle, three people including a rickshaw driver are feared to be buried in the debris after a part of the overbridge collapsed. Corruption has developed, will the officials be changed?” he posted on X.
In November last year, as many as 135 people, including women and children, were killed and over 100 were receiving treatment for their injuries sustained after a cable suspension bridge in Morbi town collapsed plunging people into the Machchhu River.