Guwahati, October 05: At least 30 students were injured after a hanging bridge collapsed in the Karimganj district of Assam while the students were returning home from school.
The incident took place in the Cheragi area under the Ratabari assembly constituency in the Karimganj district.
According to reports, the hanging bridge on the Singla river is the only bridge that connects the Cheragi area with the village. Students have been using the bridge for the past several years to reach other areas and schools.
ideWhen the students of Cheragi Vidyapith High School tried to cross the Singla River, the hanging bridge suddenly collapsed and many students fell into the river.
Locals rushed to the spot and rescued the students from the river. At least 30 students were reportedly injured in the incident and they were admitted to a nearby hospital. Local villagers said that the bridge was constructed three years back.