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27 labours injured after under-construction bridge collapses in Samba

SAMBA: At least 27 labourers, mainly non-locals, were injured, two of them seriously, when an under-construction bridge collapsed in the Koulpur area of the Vijaypur area of Samba on Sunday.

Officials told that about 1607 hours the under-construction bridge at river Devak near village Koulpur collapsed, leading to injuries to 27 labourers.

Eleven of the injured have been admitted at Ramgarh hospital and include Santosh Kumar, 26, of Chhattisgarh; Vijay Durdershi, 40 of Chhattisgarh; Sikender Singh, 27, of Jharkhand, Karan Singh, 50, R S.Pura, Vijay Kumar, 30, Chhattisgarh; Sonu Kumar, 28, of Chhattisgarh; Naresh Kumar, 36, Chhattisgarh;
Madan Lal, 50, Rs Pura, , Naryan Kumar, 35 of RS Pura; Santoshi Lohar, 30, of Chhattisgarh, Sudhgar, 36 of Rs Pura.

Others have been admitted at Emergency Hospital Vijaypur and include Yashpal of RS Pura; Santosh Kumar of Chattishgarh; Moti Lal; Raju; Surinder Lal of R.S Pura; Phirtan Bhai of Chattishgarh; Kajal of Chattishgarh; Kavita of Chattishgarh; Deepak; Om Parkash of Chattishgarh; Murli Dhar of Chattishgarh, Avtar Singh of Chattishgarh; Bhunveshwari Jaiswal of Chattishgarh; Surjeet Singh of Arnia Jammu; Subash Chander of R S Pura and Kanshi Ram Yadav of Chattishgarh. Two of the injured Yashpal and Deepak have been referred to GMC Jammu for further treatment.

SSP Samba Dr Abhishek Mahajan confirmed injuries to 27 persons. He told GNS that soon after information, a massive rescue operation was launched by police. He said investigations are underway regarding the incident. (GNS)

 

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