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Girder of under-construction RCC bridge collapses, no casualties

CHITRAL: One of the girders of an RCC bridge being built over Chitral river in front of Green Lasht village in Upper Chitral fell into the river.

However, no one was injured when the girder plunged into the river.

The bridge is being built to connect Oveer valley with other parts of Chitral. Oveer is the hometown of PTI Chitral president Abdul Lateef.

Some local people alleged that the contractor was using substandard material in the construction of the bridge due to which the girder collapsed.

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But a video of the incident available with ChitralToday shows that when the girder was being pulled over it fell into the river before it could be laid over the river.

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Mr Latif, when contacted, confirmed to this correspondent that one of the two girders of the under-construction bridge had fell into the river.

With the incident, the completion of the bridge may face an inordinate delay.

Reporting: GH Farooqui

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