Tragedy struck Mizoram as an under-construction railway bridge collapsed killing 17 workers on the spot on Wednesday (August 23). The number of casualties is likely to rise as at least 30-40 more workers are said to be trapped in the rubble. Rescue operations are currently underway.
Under construction railway over bridge at Sairang, near Aizawl collapsed today; atleast 17 workers died: Rescue under progress.— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) August 23, 2023
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
Grieved by the unfortunate incident in Mizoram. NDRF, state administration and railway officials are at the site. Rescue operation on war footing.— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) August 23, 2023
₹10 Lakh in case of death,
₹2 Lakh towards grievous and ₹50,000 for minor injuries.
Pained by the bridge mishap in Mizoram. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being given to those affected.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 23, 2023
An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the…
There have been a string of fatal infrastructure accidents in India in recent times. In June, a viral video showed the moment an under-construction bridge in Bihar collapsed, killing one person.
In October 2022, a century-old suspension bridge in Gujarat collapsed killing 135 people. There was even a major railway tragedy in June, with three trains colliding killing nearly 300 people.