Assam: Another truck accident on Kaliabhomora Setu


Guwahati: In yet another accident, a truck broke through the railings of the Kalia Bhomora Setu over river Brahmaputra in Tezpur on Thursday night.

However, the truck remained suspended at the edge. 

Unlike the incident on November 22, when another truck similarly broke through the railings and fell into the Brahmaputra river, in this case, it managed to remain suspended at the edge.

The incident reportedly happened at around 1-2 am, late on Thursday night.

As per initial reports, the helper of the truck is believed to be missing and there is speculation that he might fell into the river after the collision.

On reaching the bridge, the steering of the truck was reportedly jammed due to which it collided with a freight-carrying vehicle after which rammed into the railings and remained suspended right at the edge.

Meanwhile, two almost identical accidents at the same location have raised questions on the safety of driving at the bridge.

Notably, on November 22, a vehicle breached the railings of the bridge and went missing in the river at the said bridge. On Monday morning, a local police patrolling team espied the broken railings of the bridge.

Senior police officials rushed to the spot and launched a search operation in the river with help from emergency services workers.

Meanwhile, the Sonitpur district administration, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and the Army have been called in for help. “Looking into the extent of damage into the railings we suspect that the vehicle which has fallen into the river is a heavy one like a truck,” informed an Assam Police personnel from the spot. “Right now SDRF and River Thana are conducting the search operations,” he further added.

The Kalia Bhomora bridge connects the Nagaon district of Assam to the Sonitpur district. It is not for the first time that such an accident has taken place over the bridge in the Brahmaputra. The bridge has been known for such accidents which with some losing their life as of yet.