14 laborers buried under construction bridge near Rishikesh

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Dehradun: 14 workers have been buried under debris due to the collapse of a under construction four lane bridge near Shivpuri on Rishikesh-Badrinath road in Uttarakhand. Disaster Management Officer Tehri Brijesh Bhatt said that on receipt of the information of the incident, a team of National Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police force was sent from Srinagar including Muni’s Reti Police Station. After which the Rapid Action Force, which reached the spot, worked to evacuate the workers and sent them to the hospital. According to sources, there were reports of about 14 workers buried under the bridge being damaged. In the incident, workers were injured in the accident but no casualties were reported. Four of the seriously injured laborers have been sent to the state hospital Rishikesh for treatment. Remaining laborers have been admitted to Rishikesh AIIMS. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

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