BRIDGE COLLAPSES

  • Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies of 4 labourers May 29, 2014

    Angered by delay in finding the bodies of four labourers feared killed after an under construction bridge over river Kareh collapsed, a mob torched a JCB machine and other equipment on Thursday at Akraha village in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Local people gathered near the river since morning suddenly turned restive and...
  • Underconstruction river bridge collapses, four feared killed May 28, 2014

    Four labourers were feared killed on Wednesday when an underconstruction bridge collapsed and fell into a river in a village in Bihar's Darbhanga district, an official said.The bridge was being built over the Bhagmati river. The bridge being laid on the river Kareh in Akraha village collapsed and fell in the...
  • Maripur bridge collapse: Debris to be cleared shortly, 20 trains schedule hit November 28, 2013

    The debris from the collapse of the middle portion of a flyover in Muzaffarpur would be cleared shortly, even as train services continued to remain affected, district authorities said. Clearing of the debris began on Wednesday and it would be completed by evening, District Magistrate Anupam Kumar said. Kumar said he...
  • US: Truck crash may have caused state bridge collapse May 25, 2013

    Olympia: A bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers tumbling off a fourlane interstate and into a frigid river in Washington state may have been caused when a semitrailer truck crashed into the structure, officials said on Friday. Three people were rescued from the Skagit River after a span of the...
  • 4 killed as bridge collapses in central Thailand April 29, 2013

    Bangkok: Police say at least four people were killed when a small bridge collapsed near Thailand's ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Police Col Jitkasem Sonkham says several motorcycle drivers and their vehicles fell into the Pasak river on Sunday while they were crossing the suspension bridge in Ayutthaya province's Tha Ruea...
  • Mumbai: 3 arrested for underconstruction bridge collapse February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Three people were arrested on Thursday after three were killed and six injured as a portion of an underconstruction bridge collapses at Marol in suburban Mumbai. The construction contractor's team is being questioned for possible negligence. Mumbai Police said that the negligence by the contractor led to the incident. They...
  • Mumbai: Underconstruction bridge collapses, 3 dead February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Three persons were killed on Wednesday night while six others injured after a 35metre long block of an underconstruction bridge collapsed near the international airport last night in Mumbai. Four of the six injured were in a critical condition. Eight fire engines were immediately rushed to the scene. The...
  • Underconstruction bridge collapses in Mumbai, 3 dead February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Three persons were killed on Wednesday night while several others injured after a portion of an underconstruction bridge collapsed near the international airport in Mumbai, officials said. The injured were admitted to Cooper Hospital and Desai Hospital, they said. Eight fire tenders and four ambulances have been rushed to the...
  • Mumbai: 2 held in Metro rail bridge collapse case September 7, 2012

    Mumbai: A site engineer and a supervisor involved in the construction of a Metro rail bridge in suburban Andheri have been arrested three days after a section of the bridge collapsed on Tuesday killing a labourer and injuring 16 others, police said on Friday. Sachin Valvekar (29), engineer for Hindustan Construction...
  • Uttarakhand: 80 tourists stuck as bridge collapses August 7, 2012

    Gangotri: Rains continued to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand for the fourth day on Tuesday as 80 tourists were stuck between Bhatwari and Sukitop after a bridge collapsed. The tourists were stuck without any phone network or essential supplies. The administration didn't have any information about it. The minister incharge assured help...
  • Mumbai: Bridge along monorail collapses, 1 dead July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: One person died and five others were injured after a part of an underconstruction bridge collapsed near Wadala's Shanti Nagar area in Mumbai. The portion of the bridge that collapsed was along the monorail on the Eastern Express Freeway. The slab collapsed when it was being lifted by workers. Some vehicles...
  • U'khand: 4 killed, 16 injured in bridge collapse March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Four labourers were killed in a bridge collapse in Pauri Garhwal district early on Sunday morning. Sixteen others were injured and many others are feared to be still trapped under the debris. The underconstruction structure over Alaknanda river collapsed when concrete was being poured into the steel frame. Chief Minister...
  • Bridge collapses in Indonesia; 3 dead, 17 injured November 26, 2011

    Jakarta: A busy bridge collapsed on Saturday in central Indonesia, killing at least three people and injuring 17 others as a bus, cars and motorcycles crashed into the river below, police and witnesses said. Captain Syafii Nafsikin said search and rescue teams rushed to the scene. Survivors, swimming to shore, were...
  • Darjeeling bridge collapse: Toll rises to 34 October 23, 2011

    Darjeeling: The death toll in the Darjeeling bridge collapse rose to 34 on Sunday. Government announced Rs 2 lakh exgratia for the kin of the dead and has assured to bear the expenses of the treatment. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be travelling to North Bengal on Sunday...
  • 2 die after Mumbai monorail bridge collapse July 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Two people have died and 3 injured after a slab of the Monorail collapsed at the Chembur Vashi Naka in Mumbai on Friday. All of the dead and injured were labourers at the site. The monorail system is currently under construction in Mumbai. The construction began two years ago in...
  • Best firms cut corners in CWG: Dikshit December 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said that some of the "best" firms involved in Commonwealth Games projects had cut corners with quality despite having taken "so much money". "I can tell you that I have been through the Commonwealth Games recently and I find the best...
  • CWG mess: Has India's image been damaged? September 22, 2010

    A foot overbridge being constructed near the main venue Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium collapsed, injuring 27 labourers, 4 of them critical. ...
  • Is India still not prepared for CWG? September 21, 2010

    The Chief Executive of CGF expressed disappointment over the state of cleanliness at the Games Village, calling the conditions 'filthy'. ...
  • Blame game on in Kota bridge mishap, 17 still missing December 29, 2009

    Kota: The underconstruction bridge collapse tragedy in Kota has gone from bad to worse. Even as five days have passed after the under construction bridge collapsed, 17 workers are still trapped inside the debris. Now the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has given the builders of the bridge Gammon...
  • 15 people still missing in Kota bridge collapse December 28, 2009

    Kota: Four days after an underconstruction bridge collapsed in Kota, 15 people are still missing. Rescue and relief workers have recovered 32 bodies so far. Rajasthan government has now sought the help of sea divers and a team of experts from the Indian Institute of Oceanography is also scheduled to visit the...
  • 9 die in Kota bridge collapse, 45 still missing December 26, 2009

    Jaipur: In a tragic accident in Rajasthan on Thursday nine workers died and many were injured after an underconstruction hanging bridge on the Chambal river collapsed. More than 24 hours after an underconstruction bridge collapsed in Kota, nearly 45 migrant workers are still missing. Personnel of the Indian Army and local...
  • Four killed, six injured as bridge collapses in Rajasthan December 25, 2009

    Kota: Four people were killed and six injured as an under construction bridge on the KotaUdaipur bypass road on the Chambal River collapsed in Rajasthan, an official said on Thursday. The district administration said that at least 50 others are feared trapped in the debris. "We have till now been able to...
  • 80yearold bridge collapses in Bihar, 2 dead August 25, 2009

    Nawada (Bihar): Two persons were killed and 24 others injured, when an 80yearold road bridge caved in at Kadirganj Bazaar in Bihar's Nawada district on Tuesday, the police said. Two jeeps, a bullockcart loaded with foodgrains and a van carrying passengers, besides a motorcyclist fell down as the bridge over NawadaJamui...
  • Panel submits accident report to DMRC chief July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A report by a fourmember expert committee probing Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) worst accident on July 12, which killed six people, has been submitted to DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan, an official said on Friday. "The report was received at 1930 hrs IST on Thursday. Sreedharan has asked...
  • DMRC to repair houses, shops damaged in accidents July 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro is preparing an action plan to repair houses and shops damaged in two accidents, which killed six people and injured many others, at a rail track construction site at Zamrudpur area of south Delhi July 1213. "The shops and houses which were damaged have been assessed and...
  • RTI exposes chinks in Delhi Metro's working July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Like every other worker working at metro construction sites, Shamsher too is at risk. He uses a gascutter almost everyday but without wearing any safety equipment. However, he isn't complaining, but that could only be because maybe he just doesn't know any better. "I leave everything to God. Whatever...
  • Metro Problems: Facts and unanswered questions July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Here are some interesting facts about the Delhi Metro. In Phase II of the project, it took the Delhi Metro half the time to complete double the distance covered in Phase 1. Has the incessant rush to complete ahead of schedule affected quality control? Experts are divided over...
  • Metro accident survivor recalls horrific experience July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Sitting on a wheelchair, with fractures in one leg and one hand, Om Prakash Yadav seems unusually calm for a man who almost died on Sunday. When a section of the Delhi Metro track collapsed, Yadav too went down with it. "Three of my family members are no more....
  • Metro accident: Gammon to compensate victims' families July 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Mumbaibased Gammon Infrastructure on Monday said it will pay compensation to the families of all the six employees, who were killed when an underconstruction bridge of the Delhi Metro collapsed on Sunday. We will pay compensation to all the six employees who were killed. Whether we will demand...
  • Metro bridge collapses in Delhi, 6 dead July 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Six persons died and 11 were injured in a major mishap that took place at an underconstruction site of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in Delhi on early Sunday morning. A pillar holding up the overhead railway tracks collapsed near Lady Sriram College (LSR) college. As the...