The bridge near India-China border in Uttarakhand collapsed when a truck carrying heavy equipment tried to cross it.
In a breath- taking incident, a bridge near Indo-China border in Uttarakhand suddenly collapses when a truck loaded with heavy equipment tried to cross it.
Two persons on the truck, including the driver, sustained serious injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.
As seen in the video which surfaced on social media, a truck can be seen trying to cross a bridge with a person walking just behind it.
The truck successfully crosses more than half of the bridge’s length but as it reaches closer to the road, the bridge collapses and the truck falls in the gorge.
The bridge near India-China border in Uttarakhand collapsed when a truck carrying heavy equipment tried to cross it. #Avaaz24
Posted by Avaaz24 on Monday, June 22, 2020
According to reports, the truck was carrying heavy construction equipment and the bridge it was trying to cross is on Dhapa-Milam Road leading towards Indo-China border in Lilam Johar Valley.
The construction equipment was to be used in the construction of 65 km motorway from Milam towards China border, reports said.
Reports say that two persons were on the truck, including the driver. They sustained serious injuries in the bridge collapse. The person who was walking behind the truck when the bridge collapsed came out of the gorge unscathed.
The local youth carried out rescue and relief operations, and both the injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital.