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Commuters suffer as Pirojpur bridge collapse snaps road links

12 August 2017,Saturday, 17:06



A bailey bridge collapsed at Madarshi of Bhandaria upazila on Khulna-Pirojpur-Mathbaria regional highway early Saturday, suspending vehicular movement on 12 routes.

Deputy Engineer of Road and Highway division in the district Md Fakhrul Islam said that the bridge collapsed when two stone-laden trucks were crossing the bridge at a time around 2am.

Following the incident, vehicular movement on 11 routes connecting Barguna district, Mothbaria upazila of Pirojpur with Pirojpur sadar, Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna remained suspended, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

Drivers and helpers of the two trucks fled the scene soon after the accident.

They have taken steps to bring a crane for salvaging the trucks, said the official.

He also added that it will take one to two months to reconstruct the bailey bridge.

 

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