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Manipur cut off as crucial Barak Bridge collapses

  • Manipur cut off as crucial Barak Bridge collapses

    Summary: Repairing works are being carried out on war-footing, the official said.The Barak bridge is located along the Imphal-Jiribam highway and passes through the hill district of Tamenglong.The highway, considered as the second lifeline of the border state, assumed greater importance after a massive landslide at Viswema in neighbouring Nagaland cut off the major Imphal-Dimapur national highway. IMPHAL: The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapsed this morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official said.The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was crossing it, a transport department official said, adding that the structure was in a fragile condition since last night.This has left around 200 goods-laden trucks coming from Jiribam town to Imphal stranded.

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    IMPHAL: The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapsed this morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official said.The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was crossing it, a transport department official said, adding that the structure was in a fragile condition since last night.This has left around 200 goods-laden trucks coming from Jiribam town to Imphal stranded. Repairing works are being carried out on war-footing, the official said.The Barak bridge is located along the Imphal-Jiribam highway and passes through the hill district of Tamenglong.The highway, considered as the second lifeline of the border state, assumed greater importance after a massive landslide at Viswema in neighbouring Nagaland cut off the major Imphal-Dimapur national highway.. .

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    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/manipur-cut-off-as-crucial-barak-bridge-collapses/articleshow/59633328.cms


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