FLASH NEWS
offbeat

Portion of pedestrian bridge collapses, kills two people

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015,11:29 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Bhopal | A projected portion of a bridge used by pedestrians collapsed late last night, killing a couple near Bharat Talkies area here, police said today. Though initial reports said that five persons were also injured in the incident, police later said that only one was injured. A couple identified as Parvati (60) and Hanuman (65) were killed in the incident, a head constable posted in Bajaria Police station said. Nearly 100 feet of the projected portion of a bridge used by pedestrians collapsed late last night killing those sleeping under it on road, SP, Bhopal (South) Anshuman Singh said. A person also sustained injuries in the incident, he said. The bridge is over three decades old and is a major way connecting Bhopal Railway Stations Platform number one and other adjoining areas to the rest of the city. It also passes over Delhi-Chennai railway line. Normally labourers after finishing their days work used to sleep under it.