News22 workers die after a railway bridge under construction collses

    22 workers die after a railway bridge under construction collses

    It hpened in a ravine in Sairang. There are several more people who are still missing. “There were between 30 and 40 workers on site,” official sources reported.

    At least 22 people who worked on the construction of a railway bridge over a ravine in the state of Mizoram, India, died this Wednesday, after the structure collsed. Meanwhile, rescue workers remove the rubble because there are several people who are still missing, local authorities said.

    “The railway bridge that was being built in Sairang, near Aizawl, collsed today,” confirmed the head of the Mizoram government, Zoramthang, through the social network “X”.

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    According to various local media, “People came out en masse to help with the rescue operations.” After learning the news, Zoramthang was “deeply saddened and affected by this tragedy,” the AFP news agency.

    An employee of the agency, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said that so far, 22 bodies have been recovered from the rubble.

    The Indian Express newsper quoted a police officer as saying that “many other people” were missing; while the Northeast Frontier Railway spokesman, Sabyasachi explained that “about 30 or 40 workers” were in the place when the collse occurred.

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    “Rescue operations are ongoing and all possible assistance is being provided to those affected,” said the office of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, while confirming the creation of a commission to investigate the causes. of the tragedy.

    Also, the authorities maintained that the government will indemnify the families of the deceased with a sum equivalent to 2,400 dollars. Meanwhile, an investigative commission was created to find out how the tragedy occurred.

    With information from AFP

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