Under-construction bridge collapses in Punjabi Bagh area

A slab and pillar of an under-construction flyover in the Punjabi Bagh area of Delhi fell on four trucks on Tuesday morning. One person died in the incident.


A portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in the Punjabi Bagh area of Delhi on Tuesday. A slab and pillar made of cement and iron fell on four trucks parked near it. One person died in the incident.The incident took place when deceased was sleeping in one of the trucks.According to Delhi Fire Services, one death has been reported at the spot while one labourer is feared to be trapped under the collapsed section of the bridge.

Police said around 9.38 am, a cement cum iron gaatar of under-construction railway bridge (construction stopped since 2014 yet to confirm) was found fallen on four trucks. As per official during probe, one Ram Bahadur (50), who lived in Ashoka Park near Mata Mandir Punjabi Bagh, was crushed to death.

“He originally belonged to Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh. He used to work as a night watchman to parked trucks. He was sleeping on truck,” official said. Police said disaster management team, CAT ambulance and SHO (Punjabi Bagh) were on the spot. Further investigations is going on.