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Bridge collapse in Bihar disrupts train service

Kharpokhra/Bagaha (Bihar), Fri, 03 Jul 2009 ANI

Kharpokhra/Bagaha (Bihar), July 3 (ANI): A railway bridge collapsed in Kharpokhra in Bihar, disrupting railway services.


The bridge collapsed because of strong current of water in the Gandak river over which the bridge was constructed. All the trains plying on the bridge have either been cancelled or diverted.


"Mainly passenger trains used to ply on this bridge but now with the collapse of this bridge, some trains will be cancelled and some will be diverted to other routes," said Deepak Vishwas, Divisional Rail Manager (DRM).


The workers are toiling hard to mend the damage. However, for the time being the passengers are left stranded.


"We reached here with great difficulty, paid 60 rupees for 60 kilometres. We have to go to Gorakhpur for getting some medicines. The train service is disrupted here. There are no trains, how will we go?," asked Anand, a passenger.


Heavy rains led to a strong current in Gandak river and also the release of water from Nepal added to the flow, which caused the bridge to collapse under the heavy pressure of water. (ANI)


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