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West Bengal: 1 dead after portion of under-construction bridge collapses in Malda

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One person died and several persons were left injured after a portion of an under-construction building collapsed on Sunday. One person is reportedly in a very critical condition.

A portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in Malda. (Photo: ANI)

At least one person died after a portion of an under-construction building collapsed in Farakka in Malda district, of West Bengal. One more person is reportedly in a very critical condition.

The accident happened around 8 pm. The incident occurred when a girder of the second Farakka bridge gave away around 8 pm, police said, adding, more workers could be trapped under the debris.

Personnel of the disaster management department, Malda, are conducting the rescue operation, an officer said.

The portion of the under-construction bridge has also left at least five persons injured. They have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

Several persons have been rescued and taken to Malda Medical College and Hospital.

The cause of the collapse has not been ascertained.

Rescue operations have been rushed with additional equipment on spot. Entire traffic in the surrounding area has been disrupted.

More details are awaited.

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