Narrow escape as bridge collapses in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rainfall


There are times when questions like “what if” sends shiver down the spine. Quite often when a bridge collapses the casualty runs in hundreds. In contrast, this video shows a dramatic escape from tragedy when a bridge collapsed in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh as there was no traffic on the bridge when it collapsed and the authorities took prompt action as soon as the news of the incident reached them.

The bridge, connecting Nurpur Tehsil in Himachal with Punjab, crumbled like a pack of cards and the dramatic visuals were captured on a mobile camera by an eye-itness.  According to reports, the bridge was 160-metre long. The flooding washed away about 76 metres of the bridge on 10 pillars….Dramatic video captures terrifying moment a bridge collapses in Himachal Pradesh – Deccan Chronicle

The bridge connected Himachal villages with those in Punjab and experience heavy traffic movement on normal days.Hindustan TimesNDTVDeccan Chronicle – Watch video: 44-year-old bridge collapses in Himachal, no casualties – The Indian Express

Interestingly, there is a saying in India that says “when Krishna saves none can kill and when Krishna kills none can save”.  Well, if someone thinks that God has nothing to do with this then it’s time to learn how the nature works and under whose direction.  Increasing number of natural calamities is a direct indication of where the world is going and what need to be done.


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