Bailey bridge collapse snaps road links with Rangamati’s Langdu, Merung

Road communications with Longdu upazila and Merung of Dighinala upazila with other parts of the country remained suspended as a bailey bridge collapsed on Dighinala-Merung road at Choumohoni in Dighinala upazila of Khagrachchari district.

Shakil Mohammad Foysal, executive engineer of Khagrchchari Roads and Highways Department, said the bailey bridge collapsed around 9:30 am when two woods-laden trucks were trying to cross the bridge at a time.

A human hauler, which was behind a truck, also fell down, leaving its three passengers injured.

A team of Khagrchchari Roads and Highways Department visited the spot.

“It may take some days to resume the communications,” said Foysal.

However, no one was arrested as the drivers of the two trucks went into hiding after the incident.

Source: United News of Bangladesh