Gujarat bridge collapse: Four commuters receive injuries, several feared trapped
Speaking to reporters, Junagadh collector Saurabh Pardhi said that the bridge would connect Sasan-Gir, where a wildlife sanctuary is located, with Mendarda town of Junagadh in Gujarat
Ahmedabad: As many as four people were injured after a 60-feet-long bridge collapsed in Gujarat's Junagadh district, an official said on Monday.
Some vehicles were stuck under the debris after slabs of the bridge crashed on Sunday (October 6) evening near Malanka village, and traffic movement was also disrupted in the area, that is located around 300 km from Ahmedabad, Junagadh collector Saurabh Pardhi said.
The bridge would connect Sasan-Gir, where a wildlife sanctuary is located, with Mendarda town of Junagadh and it was built around 40 years ago near the Malanka village, he said.
"Four persons received minor injuries after it collapsed on Sunday evening," he said.
Because of the bridge collapse, vehicular movement on the road connecting Sasan-Gir and Mendarda was disrupted. The collector further added that an alternate route had been opened for commuters.
Two cars and three two-wheelers were stuck under the crashed slabs, he said, adding that the vehicles were later pulled out of the debris.