The Rangamati-Khagrachhari-Mahalchhari-Naniyarchar road connection was closed on Tuesday morning when the Bailey Bridge with a stone-laden truck collapsed in the Kutukchhari area of the Rangamati-Khagrachhari road. Three people, including the driver of the truck, were killed on the spot.
Meanwhile, according to the Rangamati Roads and Highways Department, the Roads and Highways Department has started repairing the bridge from Wednesday (January 13) morning.
On the other hand, as a result of the collapse of the bridge, the people traveling on Rangamati and Khagrachhari roads are suffering. Shahiduzzaman Mohsin Roman, acting president of Rangamati Chittagong Motor Owners’ Association, said, “As a result of the demolition of the bridge, buses are not able to go directly from Rangamati to Khagrachhari at present.
Rangamati Kotwali police officer in charge (OC) said. Kabir Hossain said an unnatural death case has been filed with the Rangamati Kotwali Police Station in connection with the collapse of the Bailey Bridge in which three people were killed.
“We started repairing the bridge on Wednesday,” said Shahe Arefin, executive engineer of the Rangamati Roads and Highways Department. We hope to be able to resume road communication in 14 days. ”
Shah Arefin said the bridge was built in 1992. Its length is 64 meters. The accident happened when the truck was carrying extra freight capacity.
He estimates the truck’s body and goods will weigh about 25 tons. The bridge collapsed due to the truck being loaded with overloaded stones.
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