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Bridge under construction over Mahanadi river collapsed in Odisha, 20 injured

India TV News Desk 29 Aug 2014, 10:44:07 AM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: An under-constructed bridge over the Mahanadi River connecting Banki and Athagarh collapsed on Wednesday night near Jatamundia, Odisha.

As per the reports, 20 people including an engineer have been injured in the mishap. The injured were rushed to the Athagarh hospital. Sources said three persons were shifted to SCB Medical Colleges and Hospital whose conditions were stated to be critical.

Sources said the bridge's four pillars and five spans crashed. Till the filing of this report rescue work by Tigira fire fighter team and local police were going on.

Rajalaxmi Construction is in charge of construction of the bridge. Meanwhile, the state government on Thursday ordered for probe by a team under supervision of the Engineer-in Chief into the bridge collapse matter.

Official sources said that two engineers have been suspended and strict action will be taken against the construction company, Rajalaxmi Constructions.