One injured as dilapidated bridge collapses in Barguna
A college student was seriously injured when a dilapidated bridge collapsed at Taltali upazila in Barguna district on Saturday.
Witnesses said the bridge collapsed into a canal when Nira Moni, a student of Taltali Government College, was crossing over it in the morning to go to college, leaving her critically injured.
Students of the college protest a human chain near the collapsed bridge soon after the incident, demanding a new bridge.
According to locals, the bridge was constructed by Barguna Zila Parishad about 20 to 25 years ago. Within a decade of its construction, the bridge became dangerous and there was no repairmen works of it.
About 5,000 villagers from four villages and more than 500 students of Taltoli Government College and Chhatanpara Government Primary School use this for their communication.
The students in the human chain said, they have to come to the college all the time through this risky bridge.
“One of our classmates today was seriously injured when the bridge collapsed. Our only demand is that this bridge to be rebuilt. Apart from college students, this bridge is the only way for ordinary people for communication,” they said.