Under Construction Metro Bridge Collapses in Lucknow

Shuttering between two under construction metro pillars in Lucknow on Sunday (April 17) collapsed when workers were filling concrete to reinforce the portion between them, causing injuries to eight laborers. There was however, no loss of life, District Magistrate Raj Shekhar said. Giving details, SP Rajesh Pandey said the incident occurred when metro workers were reinforcing the portion between the two pillars in Alambaugh area in Lucknow. He said though few workers were injured, no death was reported. Shekhar said 8 workers were at the spot and all of them had been taken out and rushed to hospital for treatment of injuries. To a question, he said no one was trapped in the debris. The debris was being cleared and relief was being provided to the injured and an inquiry will be held to find out how the mishap occurred, he said. The incident led to disruption in traffic. Vehicles have been diverted from the area.

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