Four women injured as part of bridge collapses

Updated - June 30, 2015 05:52 am IST

Published - June 30, 2015 12:00 am IST - KURNOOL:

The part of an under-construction bridge which collapsed, near the Vinayak Ghat in Kurnool on Monday.- PHOTO: U. SUBRAMANYAM

The part of an under-construction bridge which collapsed, near the Vinayak Ghat in Kurnool on Monday.- PHOTO: U. SUBRAMANYAM

Four women construction workers sustained injuries when a part of an under-construction bridge near the Vinayak Ghat on the Kurnool-Tirupati road here collapsed on Monday.

The workers —Lakshmi Devi, Bandaru Lakshmi Devi, Lingamma and Yellamma—all residents of Parla village in Kallur mandal, were putting cement concrete on the bridge when a beam collapsed.

They fell from a height of 25, along with the debris, Kurnool General Hospital outpost police said. The other workers present at the site rushed the injured women to the Kurnool General Hospital.

Kurnool RDO G. Raghu Babu, who inspected the collapsed portion of the bridge, said that he would send a report to Collector Ch. Vijayamohan.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) leaders Ramudu, Rajasekhar and Venkatesh attributed the collapse to the sub-standard works and weak centring support.

They sought a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each to the injured workers.

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