Mizoram: 17 Dead As Under-Construction Railway Bridge Collapses In Aizawl


At least 17 workers were killed after an under-construction railway bridge collapsed in Mizoram’s Aizawl district on Wednesday morning, police said. 

According to officials, the incident took place in the Sairang area, about 20 km from Aizawl in Mizoram. 

Sabyasachi De, the chief public relation officer of Northeast Frontier Railway, told ANI that a team of railway officers has been rushed to the spot and senior officials of zone will also visit the site. 

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga condoled the incident, saying, “Deeply saddened and affected by this tragedy.” 

He said that the rescue operations are in progress. 

“I extend my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured. Sending gratitude to the people who have come out in large numbers to help with rescue operations,” CM Zoramthanga said in a post on ‘X’ (formally Twitter). 

More details awaited. (ANI) 

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