Portion of pedestrian bridge collapses in Bhopal, two killed

A projected portion of a bridge used by pedestrians collapsed late Monday night, killing a couple near Bharat Talkies area here, police said on Tuesday.

Bhopal: A projected portion of a bridge used by pedestrians collapsed late Monday night, killing a couple near Bharat Talkies area here, police said on Tuesday.

Though initial reports said that five persons were also injured in the incident, police later said that only one was injured.

"A couple identified as Parvati (60) and Hanuman (65) were killed in the incident," a head constable posted in Bajaria Police station said.

"Nearly 100 feet of the projected portion of a bridge used by pedestrians collapsed late last night killing those sleeping under it on road," SP, Bhopal (South) Anshuman Singh told PTI.

A person also sustained injuries in the incident, he said.

The bridge is over three decades old and is a major way connecting Bhopal Railway Station`s Platform number one and other adjoining areas to the rest of the city.

It also passes over Delhi-Chennai railway line.

Normally labourers after finishing their day`s work used to sleep under it.

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