Assam flyover

1. A section of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Baihata Chariali, Kamrup, Assam.
2. The tragic incident resulted in the loss of one life, prompting public outcry and concerns about construction safety.
3. The collapse occurred on the Baihata bypass of National Highway 27, raising questions about the adherence to safety protocols in the construction process.

Guwahati, Feb 28: Tragedy struck Baihata Chariali, Kamrup, Assam, as a section of an under-construction flyover collapsed, claiming the life of one individual. The incident occurred on the Baihata bypass of National Highway 27, sending shockwaves through the local community.

The collapse was attributed to an overloaded beam atop the flyover, reportedly supported by inadequate wooden structures.

The victim, a resident of Khandikar in Rangia, met his untimely demise at Theta, where the catastrophic failure occurred.

Following the tragic event, public outrage surged, prompting protests and the road’s closure from Tezpur to Guwahati via Nalbari Mangad.

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The incident has raised significant safety concerns regarding the ongoing construction of the flyover.

Residents voiced their frustrations, highlighting the disregard for safety protocols among laborers involved in the construction.

Witnesses recounted the lack of adherence to safety measures while lifting the beam, resulting in the fatal collapse.

Authorities are expected to initiate thorough investigations to determine the factors contributing to the collapse.

The incident serves as a somber reminder of the critical importance of implementing stringent safety measures in construction projects to prevent such tragic accidents from recurring.