Bhutan’s 669Ft Long Bridge Collapses; 3 Indian Workers Killed

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 1752

There is a piece of tragic news coming from Bhutan. An under-construction bridge collapsed in Bhutan after which at least three Indian workers and six other workers went missing. As per reports, the rescuers recovered bodies from the Wangchu bridge site 60 km south-west of the capital Thimphu. Rescue workers are still looking for those missing after the partially constructed bridge aimed at linking Haa district with Paro collapsed.

The Nationalities Of Those Missing Unclear

Praying for the lives of those missing, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said in a Twitter post that the nationality of those missing was still unclear. He wrote “Day ends with the unfortunate news of the Wangchu bridge collapse at Damchu-Haa road today. Saying prayers for the lives lost and hoping we find all missing persons safe and sound. My thoughts are with DANTAK team led by Chief Engineer Brigadier Kabir Kashyap and all rescue workers.”

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The Cause Of The Incident Is Vague

The 204-meter long bridge was under construction by Border Roads Organisation and was almost nearing its completion. If the bridge was nearing completion, what could have lead to the possible collapse? Are the materials used and the quality of the bridge in question? Bihar Gets 200-Feet High Glass Bridge; Air Cycling & Safari To Come Up Near Skywalk.

We pray for the lives and the family of those missing at this tragic incident.

 

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