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17 killed, several feared trapped as under-construction railway bridge collapses in Mizoram

Updated on: 23 August,2023 12:53 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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17 workers were killed after an under-construction railway bridge collapsed in Aizawl city of Mizoram

17 killed, several feared trapped as under-construction railway bridge collapses in Mizoram

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17 workers were killed after an under-construction railway bridge collapsed in Aizawl city of Mizoram on Wednesday.


Reports said that an under-construction railway bridge collapsed near the Sairang area, about 21 km from Aizawl.


They said that several others are feared trapped at the site. At least 35 workers were present when the incident occurred at around 10 am.


“Seventeen bodies have been recovered from the debris so far... many others are still missing,” reports quoted a police officer as saying.

Sabyasachi De, the chief public relation officer of Northeast Frontier Railway, told ANI that a team of railway officers has been rushed to the spot and senior officials of zone will also visit the site. 

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga condoled the incident, saying, "Deeply saddened and affected by this tragedy." 

He said that the rescue operations are in progress.

"I extend my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured. Sending gratitude to the people who have come out in large numbers to help with rescue operations," CM Zoramthanga said in a post on X. 

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