At least 80 people, were injured when a footbridge collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Udhampur district during Baisakhi celebration. The incident took place at Beni Sangam in the Bain village of Chenani block. When the bridge was overloaded with the people during celebration.
The footbridge collapsed due to overloading as a large number of people had gathered on it. Divisional Commissioner of Jammu, Ramesh Kumar said Police and rescue teams rushed to the spot and began the rescue operations. The injured people have been shifted to a city health centre in Chenani.
According to ANI, Manik Gupta, chairman of Chenani Municipality says, “At least 80 people were injured, including 20-25 who are critical. We have referred 6-7 people to District Hospital. The others are here in Chenani and are being looked after by the medical staff.”
#UPDATE | J&K: A footbridge collapsed during the Baisakhi celebration at Benisangam in Bain village in Udhampur's Chenani Block. Visuals from hospital where they have been taken.— ANI (@ANI) April 14, 2023
Manik Gupta, chairman of Chenani Municipality says, "At least 80 people were injured, including… pic.twitter.com/GfmRRid1ER