Bridge collapses in Bihar again; 13th in 3 weeks

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NEW DELHI: A bridge collapsed in Bihar on Wednesday, making it the 13th one in the past 3 weeks, officials informed. No injuries have been reported so far.
The bridge collapsed at Mahishi village in Saharsa district of the state.
"It might be a small bridge or causeway. District officials have left for the spot. We are trying to gather more information about the incident," Jyoti Kumar, additional collector said.
Criticising the state goevrnment over series of bridge collapse,

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

said last week, "In Bihar, bridges are collapsing every day, papers are getting leaked, people are getting killed due to the poor law and order situation.

Inflation, crime, corruption, poverty and unemployment are increasing uncontrollably."

"No positive work is being done for Bihar and no one in the government is even discussing it. Whatever is there is also falling prey to corruption. What is this double engine government for?", he added.
Last week, CM Nitish Kumar directed officials to conduct a survey of all old bridges in the state and identify those in urgent need of repair.
The state government has taken action by suspending 15 engineers following a string of bridge collapse incidents across several districts, including Siwan, Saran, Madhubani, Araria, East Champaran, and Kishanganj.

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