New Delhi: At least 17 workers were killed after the collapse of an under-construction railway bridge in Mizoram’s Aizawl district on Wednesday morning, police informed.
The officials said the incident happened in the Sairang area, 20 km above Aizawl in Mizoram.
The chief public relations officer of Northeast Frontier Railways, Sabyasachi De, told ANI that a team comprising railways officers has hurried to the spot and senior officials of the zone will visit the site.
Condoling the incident, the Mizoram chief minister Zoramthange said, ”Deeply Saddened and affected by this tragedy.”
Under construction railway over bridge at Sairang, near Aizawl collapsed today; atleast 17 workers died: Rescue under progress.
Deeply saddened and affected by this tragedy. I extend my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families and wishing a speedy recovery to the… pic.twitter.com/IbmjtHSPT7
— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) August 23, 2023
The authorities said that the rescue operations are in progress.
Expressing his condolences on X (formerly Twitter) CM Zoramthanga said, “I extend my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. Sending gratitude to the people who have come out in large numbers to help with rescue operations.”
(Written By- Mahek Nigam)