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Makeshift bridge washed away in rains, hailstorm

The bridge, connecting M Palada, Manihatti and two other villages to the main road, was erected as a Rs 50 lakh permanent bridge is being constructed.



Udhagamandalam: A makeshift bridge,connecting three villages to the Ooty Main road, was washed away in sudden rains, with hailstorm, that lashed the area late Friday night, police said.

The bridge, connecting M Palada, Manihatti and two other villages to the main road, was erected as a Rs 50 lakh permanent bridge is being constructed in the area.

Rains, accompanied by hailstorm inundated low lying areas and also some fields, they said.
Villagers said they would now have to take a circuitous 30 km route to access the road
Officials said efforts are on to restore the bridge at the earliest.

PTI

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