Bridge collapses in West Bengal's Kakdwip, third incident in a month
Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:18 PM
In the third incident this month in West Bengal, an under-construction bridge on Monday collapsed in South 24 Parganas district, however, no casualties were reported. Earlier on September 4, at least three people died and 24 were injured when a bridge collapsed in Majerhat. Another bridge had collapsed in Siliguri on September 7 but no casualties were reported.
7 Kolkata bridges identified as ‘most vulnerable’
Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:50 AM
In the wake of the Majerhat bridge collapse on September 4, the West Bengal public works department (PWD) has identified seven bridges in the city as “most vulnerable” requiring urgent repairs, a senior official of the department said. The seven bridges are out of the 20, which, the PWD has classified as “distressed” structures.
Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured
Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:55 PM
An old bridge collapsed near Siliguri, West Bengal today, leaving a truck driver injured. The structure collapsed at around 9.30am when a truck was crossing it; the vehicle is stuck in the bridge's broken portion. This is the second incident of a bridge collapse in WB in three days. The Majerhat Bridge collapsed in Kolkata on September 4, killing three and injuring 24.