Monday, September 15, 2008

Causeway collapsed,bus fell into river:3 dead-including DFO.

Junagadh, DeshGujarat, 15th of September, 2008

3 persons were dead and 19 injured after Gujarat State Transport bus fell in to the river when a causeway bridge collapased on Jetpur-Junagadh road in Saurashtra. Incident happened in the night when public bus was on it’s route from Junagadh to Unjha. Injured were admited to the hospitals in Junagadh and Jetpur.

“Bus was full and most of the total 29 passengers were sleeping at the time of the accident. First we thought there could be a bigger speed breaker but soon we realised that our bus was falling and then there was water inside the bus.” said Jagrutiben Bavishi, one of the passenger survived.

Due to heavy rain, river had enough water to make casualty worse but fortunately 26 people could come out from the bus before it was too late. District collector HC Patel reached to the place and ordered an inquiry into this matter.

Meanwhile local people said that they had earlier complained about poor state of the bridge but administration had done nothing. Deaths of 3 could be prevented if administration had listened to the complains of villagers seriously and had repaired the bridge. Victims of this accident were identified as Forest department DFO Devabhai Arsibhai Parmar, Junagadh Kesri reporter Rathodbhai Thakar and Junagadh’s Odhabhai Parbatbhai.


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