Part of supply bridge for Rohtang tunnel project collapses

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| Monday, August 29, 2016 - 22:44
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Part of supply bridge for Rohtang tunnel project collapses | Photo: ANI

Shimla: A part of supply bridge for Rohtang tunnel project was washed away on Monday due to floods in river Chandra, Himachal  Pradesh.

No casualties were reported, however, a truck driver who got stuck between the heavy current of river Chandra was safely rescued.
 
Rains and flash floods create havoc in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal causing roadblocks, landslides every other day.  
 
A couple of weeks ago, a 44-year-old bridge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh collapsed following heavy rains and flow of flood water. 
 
Reports said 76 metres of the bridge on 10 pillars were washed away by flood waters. 
 

 

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