Himachal Pradesh: 6 injured after bridge collapses in Chamba (Source: ANI)
At least six people were injured after a bridge collapsed in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Thursday. The bridge links Himachal’s Chamba to Punjab’s Pathankot.
The injured ones were immediately taken to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Chamba.
The officials including District Collector Sudesh Kumar Mokhta reached the spot and initiated an enquiry.
“The collapse of the bridge is because of a default in the construction map or the poor use of material in the construction. We have ordered an inquiry and action will be taken," Mokhta said.
A car, a mini truck and a motorcycle were passing by when the incident occurred, according to news agency ANI.
The motorcycle fell into the river as soon as the bridge collapsed, while the car and the mini truck got stuck at the bridge.