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Manipur cut off from India as crucial Barak bridge collapses

Manipur cut off from India as crucial Barak bridge collapses
Written by Anchal Ahuja

District officials said that as exuberant rains keep on lashing Manipur and other northeastern states, there might be more landslides and accidents along the highways.

Following the landslide and the severing of the highway, almost 200 products trucks, for the most part loaded down with rice, were stranded along NH 37. This has left around 200 goods-laden trucks originating from Jiribam town to Imphal stranded. Repairing works are being done on war-balance, the authority said.

The pivotal Barak Bridge situated along the National Highway-102 crumbled toward the morning of today, cutting off land-bolted Manipur from rest of the nation, an authority said.

The bridge fallen when a 10-wheeler goods loaded truck was going through it, a transport department official stated, including that the structure was in a delicate condition since the previous evening.

This has left around 200 goods loaded trucks originating from Jiribam town to Imphal stranded. Repairing works are being completed on war-balance, the authority said.

The Barak Bridge is situated along the Imphal-Jiribam expressway and goes through the hill district of Tamenglong. The expressway, considered as the second life saver of the fringe state, expected more prominent significance after a huge landslide at Viswema in neighboring Nagaland removed the major Imphal-Dimapur national highway.

In the mean time, more than 50 Manipur-bound oil tankers went back to Khatkhati in Assam in the wake of neglecting to cross the landslide hit Lalmati region.

Experts have now limited the development of vehicles to embrace repair work. Manipur has been severely influenced by floods, landslides and tempests throughout the previous two months after twister Mora hit the state in May.

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