Mizoram, bridge collapses

Rapid Response Team personnel of the Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department carry out rescue operations after an under-construction railway bridge collapsed in Sairang area near Aizawl in Mizoram on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)

West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose left for Malda on Friday morning where he would meet the family members of workers from the district killed in the railway bridge collapse in Mizoram.

Bose boarded the Yuva Express after the Vande Bharat Express, in which he was to travel to Malda this morning, was canceled due to some technical snag.

Sources in the governor’s office said that after reaching Malda, the governor would visit the homes of the laborers killed in the Mizoram bridge collapse.

Bose, who traveled in the second class of the Yuva Express, took telephone calls on the moving train and addressed public grievances and issued instructions.

“He spoke to the acting vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University and the students over the phone regarding the ongoing disturbance there,” the source said.

An under-construction railway bridge at the Bairabi-Sairang new line project near Aizawl collapsed on Wednesday, killing 22 workers and injuring three. The bodies of the four missing laborers were found on Thursday. One laborer is still missing and the search operation is going on in search of the missing laborer.

Police said that all the victims are residents of Malda district of West Bengal.

26 employees were present at the time of the incident.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured all help to those killed in the accident and demanded that the Railways provide jobs to the kin of the deceased.

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first published: 25 August 2023 | 12:46 pm First

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