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Bridge collapse on Phalguni river: Locals blame illegal mining

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 11:06 PM

In the midst of heavy rainfall in Mangaluru, a 37-year-old bridge over Phalguni river collapsed. One of the seven pillars of the bridge, which connects Gurpur to Mangaluru, gave way, bringing down an entire span. While no loss of life was reported, local representatives attribute the pillars weakened foundation to unchecked sand-mining at the foot of the bridge.