• Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

A bridge collapse three people went missing in Arunachal Pradesh

Three People went missing after a bridge collapse in Arunachal Pradesh. The search and rescue team went to the spot to trace the missing person but unfortunately had to suspend their work at 4 PM on Wednesday.

The tragic incident took place on Tuesday when a dumper carrying the three people, plunged into a river after the Sangam Bailey suspension Bridge.

Three people who went missing after the incident are identified as Rahul Tamang (22), handyman Ranjit Sutradhar (21), and laborer Mitinga Boro (19), Deputy Commissioner Atul Tayeng had said.

Border Roads Organisation sources said the construction of a new bridge would take two months. Meanwhile, the district administration is exploring alternative routes till the restoration of the bridge, Tayeng said.

The Sangam Bailey bridge was built in 2001-2002 after the original bridge was swept away by floods in 2000.

The bridge is located over the confluence of the Siang and Yomgo rivers and is considered the lifeline of the region.

The bridge also had strategic importance for national security and was used regularly by the Army.

A massive landslide has been reported along the Likabali-Basar road. The road between Pasighat and Dambuk is also stated to be closed for commuters due to road blockades created by landslides.

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