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Tragedy Strikes as 16 People Lose Lives in Shahapur Bridge Collapse

In a devastating incident near Sarlambbe village, Thane district, a bridge under construction collapsed, claiming the lives of 16 people. The mishap occurred due to the collapse of a girder machine during the construction of the third phase of Samriddhi Highway.

NDRF Team at the Scene, 14 Bodies Recovered

Upon receiving the news, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team promptly arrived at the site. They have recovered 14 bodies so far and informed that three people were injured in the accident. Regrettably, six workers are still feared to be trapped under the debris.

Injured Workers Admitted to Shahapur Government Hospital

The injured workers have been rushed to Shahapur government hospital for medical treatment and care. Authorities are doing their best to ensure they receive proper attention.

Minister Dada Bhuse’s Account of the Incident

Minister Dada Bhuse, in a statement to the media, explained that the tragedy occurred while fitting a precast column for the bridge. He confirmed that the unfortunate accident led to the loss of 16 lives. The rescue teams are relentlessly searching for the trapped workers, and the efforts are ongoing.

Government Assures Support for Deceased Workers’ Families

Minister Dada Bhuse immediately visited the area upon receiving the distressing news. He has assured that the government will provide all necessary support to the families of the deceased workers during this difficult time.

Condolences and Prayers

The incident has deeply saddened the entire community. The loss of 16 lives is a huge blow, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families affected by this tragedy. We pray for the swift recovery of the injured and their safe return home.

Demand for High-Level Inquiry

In response to the tragic event, Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur has demanded a high-level inquiry into the bridge collapse. The call for investigation aims to ascertain the cause of the incident and ensure preventive measures are put in place to avoid such disasters in the future.

As the community mourns the loss of lives, it is crucial that authorities conduct a thorough investigation to understand the circumstances that led to this devastating accident. Our thoughts are with the families who have lost their loved ones, and we hope for a speedy recovery of the injured workers.

 

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