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2nd under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar in 3 weeks

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In a disheartening turn of events, Bihar has witnessed yet another bridge collapse during the construction phase, marking the second incident within a span of just three weeks. The latest collapse has sparked concerns among residents and raised questions regarding the adherence to safety standards in infrastructure projects.

The incident occurred yesterday in the town of Muzaffarpur, where an under-construction bridge, intended to connect two vital areas, unexpectedly collapsed. The bridge was expected to play a crucial role in improving connectivity and transportation in the region, but instead, it became a site of disaster and devastation.

Local authorities were swift to respond, mobilizing rescue teams to search for any potential survivors or casualties beneath the rubble. The exact number of people affected is yet to be determined, as investigations and rescue operations are still underway. Reports suggest that construction workers, who were involved in the ongoing project, may have been trapped under the debris.

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This tragic incident comes as a severe blow to the state of Bihar, as it follows closely on the heels of another bridge collapse that took place in the city of Patna just three weeks ago. The previous incident claimed the lives of several workers and exposed significant flaws in construction practices and safety measures.

The successive collapses have led to growing concerns among citizens and experts regarding the quality of infrastructure projects in Bihar. Questions are being raised about the competency of contractors and whether appropriate safety protocols and inspections were implemented during the construction process.

Political figures and local leaders have expressed their condolences to the affected families and called for a thorough investigation into the causes of these collapses. They have also emphasized the need for a comprehensive reassessment of construction projects across the state to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Authorities are expected to launch a formal inquiry into the collapses, focusing on factors such as structural integrity, adherence to safety regulations, and potential negligence on the part of contractors or officials overseeing the projects.

The state government has assured its commitment to taking swift action and holding those responsible accountable. They have pledged to overhaul the existing safety protocols and enforce stricter guidelines to prevent such tragic incidents from happening again.

The recent bridge collapses in Bihar serve as a sobering reminder of the importance of stringent safety measures and quality control in infrastructure development. The focus now lies on understanding the root causes of these accidents and implementing necessary measures to safeguard the lives of workers and ensure the durability of future projects.

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