The collapse of a railway bridge under construction this Wednesday left at least 17 workers dead and a significant number missing in Sairang, near Aizawl, in the state of Mizoram (northeast), India.
The head of government of the region, Zoramthanga, said on the social network X: “I offer my deepest condolences to all the affected families and wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
Railway bridge under construction at Sairang near Aizawl collapsed today; At least 17 workers died: rescue underway.
Deeply saddened and saddened by this tragedy. I offer my deepest condolences to all of the bereaved and wish the relatives a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/IbmjtHSPT7
— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) August 23, 2023
Zoramthanga also thanked the residents of the area “who came in large numbers to help with the rescue operations.”
Likewise, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently in South Africa to attend the Brics Group summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), expressed regret for the accident and offered his condolences to those who suffered lost her loved ones.
Painful because of the bridge accident in Mizoram. Condolences to those who lost loved ones. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to those affected.
A gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be donated to the.
—PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 23, 2023
The Indian leader’s office stated that “rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to those affected”.
Let’s recall that in recent months a number of similar accidents have occurred in India, where numerous important infrastructure works to modernize the transport system are being carried out.