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Portuguese-era bridges collapsed on Thursday evening at Curchorem, 45 km from Panaji.

Panaji, May 20, 2017: “All Portuguese-era bridges will be audited for their load-bearing capacity,” said Goa’s Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Friday.

Dhavalikar’s announcement came a day after three persons were killed when a dilapidated foot overbridge on the Sanvordem river in Curchorem village collapsed.


“We will have to do an audit to ensure that such incidents are not repeated,” Dhavalikar told reporters here.

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The bridge was old and was therefore, not used for vehicles. Only pedestrians were allowed to use the bridge.

Over 50 persons fell into the river on Thursday evening at Curchorem, 45 km from Panaji, when the bridge collapsed. While most managed to swim to safety, three persons drowned. At least three people have died and 30 others are missing. (IANS)


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