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Bridge Failure Database

Bridge near Veligonda (Nalgonda district)

Year 2005
Type Rail
Country India (9)
Cause Natural hazard (Flooding)
Details Floodwaters from two breached reservoir tanks upstream had washed away the embankment leaving only the tracks dangling in the air. Train derailed and plunged into a rivulet due to breaches on the track.
Fatalities 123
Injuries 100
Collapse complete
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent Asia
Reference http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=58838&version=1&template_id=40&parent_id=22

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