On Wednesday, an under-construction railway bridge collapsed in Mizoram, leading to the tragic loss of at least 17 workers. News agency PTI informed officials that the incident occurred around 10 AM in Saikhum village, 21 km from the capital city Aizawl.
At the time of the incident, around 35 to 40 laborers were working on the bridge. The bridge was being constructed over the Kurung River, connecting Bairabi to Saiairang. Mizoram’s CM Zoramthanga shared images and videos of the incident on social media, stating that rescue operations are underway. Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.
The guardrail between the third and fourth pillars has fallen 341 feet below. The bridge has a total of 4 pillars. The video shows that the guardrail between the third and fourth pillars has collapsed. All the workers were working on this guardrail. The height of the bridge from the ground is 104 meters, which is equivalent to 341 feet. This means that the bridge’s height exceeds that of the Qutub Minar.
After the incident, local residents took the injured to the hospital. They are actively involved in the rescue operations alongside the authorities.
An under-construction railway bridge collapsed in Mizoram, resulting in the tragic death of at least 17 workers. The incident occurred near Saikhum village, 21 km from the capital city Aizawl. Around 35 to 40 laborers were working on the bridge at the time. The bridge, with a height of 104 meters (341 feet), had four pillars. The guardrail between the third and fourth pillars fell during the accident. Local residents, in addition to authorities, played a crucial role in rescuing and transporting the injured to hospitals. Mizoram’s Chief Minister shared visuals of the incident on social media, expressing his concern.