Truck loses control, hangs from bridge


Raigunj: A truck laden with rice lost control and broke the railing of a bridge and is hanging by the bridge. The incident has spread tension in the area. The driver said that the truck was travelling from Kolkata to Assam when all of a sudden the brakes failed and steering jammed over kulki bridge in Raigunj. Due to this the truck hit the railing of the bridge. The driver and the helper jumped out of the vehicle sensing danger. On being informed police from Raigunj Police station reached the spot along with fire department officials.

Vehicular movement along NH 34 has been stopped following the incident. the connection between North and South Bengal was virtually cut off due to the accident. Raigunj MLA Mohit Sengupta also arrived at the spot. According to him the connection between north and south Bengal is dependent on the bridge. He said that he will be approaching the District Magistrate for the renovation of the bridge.  Normal traffic was restored after nearly four hours.