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Chasing life woman, child meet with death in Bihar

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | UMANG SHARMA
Published Aug 19, 2017, 12:03 pm IST
Updated Aug 19, 2017, 12:14 pm IST
A woman and child died when they were trying to cross a bridge which collapsed due to flood water coming in full spate.
A woman, child and a man with their belongings were seen holding hands while trying to get to the other side for safety. (Screengrab)
 A woman, child and a man with their belongings were seen holding hands while trying to get to the other side for safety. (Screengrab)

Patna: The floods in Bihar have been causing havoc. In yet another shocking incident in the eastern state, a mother and child died when the bridge they were crossing collapsed due to the raging flood water.

The bridge connects two villages.

 

A woman, child and a man with their belongings were seen holding hands while trying to get to the other side for safety.

While the man accompanying them appeared to be pulled to safety by fellow villagers, it is reported that the mother and child, shown in the video, were swept to their death after the bridge collapsed.

Another family had successfully crossed just moments earlier and crowds were seen congregating on both the sides as the evacuation was underway.

But as the family were just inches from safety, the concrete gave way beneath them and they fell into the fast flowing river in Bihar, which borders Nepal.

The bridge was the only route across the river Kosi and the video shows families taking turns to run across the rapidly deteriorating bridge as the heavy waters surged below and undercut its foundation.

Purportedly in the wake of floods in Bihar, Deccan Chronicle does not hold the authenticity of the video.

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Location: India, Bihar, Patna




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