Watch how 44-year old bridge collapsed in Himachal

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A bridge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh collapsed on Thursday following heavy rains and flow of flood water.

A video clip shows a portion of the 44-year-old bridge which was 76 metres long and was supported by 10 pillars which collapsed and swept away by the strong current of water, however authorities did not report any casualties.

The bridge was a direct connection for many villagers of Himachal’s Nurpur Tehsil with neighboring Punjab.

Even though the bridge saw heavy movement, nobody was injured in the collapse. That’s because a prompt administration had stopped traffic on the bridge on Wednesday after noticing cracks in the pillars supporting the bridge.

A week ago, a British-built bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway had collapsed, weakened by incessant rain. So far 28 bodies have been recovered from that collapse.

Wefornews Bureau

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