WATCH: Bridge Collapse In Bihar's Flood-hit Darbhanga Caught On Camera

Accidents & Disasters

In a shocking incident, a newly constructed bridge collapsed in Darbhanga district of Bihar.

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Updated On:

In a shocking incident, a newly constructed bridge collapsed in Darbhanga district of Bihar. Sources said that it happened due to heavy rainfall. Further information are awaited as it is a developing story. The state has been reeling with flood in the north.  The death toll in the Bihar floods mounted to 24, with 2.6 million people reeling from the deluge in 12 districts of the state, following incessant rainfall in neighbouring country Nepal.

Pratyay Amrit, Principal Secretary Disaster Management in Bihar "... So far 24 people have died due to floods in 12 affected districts. It's a flash flood due to incessant rainfall that led to the rise in water level in rivers originating from Nepal and also by this time of July 12 districts including Patna has witnessed unprecedented rainfall. We expect the water to recede in next 48 hours already discharge in Kosi, barrage has reduced and SDRF and NDRF teams have been deployed and community kitchen is underway in flood affected districts."

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In neighbouring Assam, the deluge spread to 30 of the state’s 33 districts, affecting nearly 4.3 million people and claiming 15 lives, besides submerging rhino habitats in the Kaziranga National Park, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and the Manas National Park. Earlier in the day, a building collapsed in Mumbai killing 10. The incidence happen days after wall collapsed in the Andheri area of Mumbai, portion of a building collapsed in the Dongri area of Mumbai on Tuesday. Sources said that at least 40 people are trapped under the debris. Days before the incident, due to incessant rains in the city of Mumbai, various incident of collapse took place claiming many lives. 

In the visuals, rescue operations can be seen taking place. The NDRF team has reached the destination. However, it is also informed by the sources that the first call to the fire brigade team was made at 11.40 am even as the building collapsed. The local Police informing about the incident said that the building is a Level 2 building and BMC said taht it is a MHADA building and is very old. Details received by the sources said that the building is a G+4 building named Kaiserbai near Tandel street, behind Abdul Hamid Shah Dargah, Dongri, Mumbai.  Agencies involved in the rescue operation are MFB, Police, 108 Ambulance, Ward staff.


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