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Bridge on Kabul-Kandahar highway collapses in Kabul

Bridge on Kabul-Kandahar highway collapses in Kabul

Apr 19, 2019 - 15:03


KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A bridge on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Kampany area of capital Kabul has collapsed due to heavy flood but the highway remained opened for traffic as an alternative option is available.

Local witnesses said the bridge was collapsed on Thursday night.

Heavy floods in recent days had weakened the foundations of the bridge and it was crumbled last night, said Javed the resident of locality.

“Around 30 metres part of the bridge had been destroyed, but fortunately nobody suffered casualties,” he said.

Javed warned there was need for immediate steps to stop the collapse of the remaining part of the bridge.

Kabul Municipality yesterday in a statement warned against the deteriated condition of the bridged and said steps were under way to ensure the bridge is secured.

It is worth mentioning that this bridge collapse few years back but was rebuild.



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