Rain fury: Bridge washed away in Rayagada disrupting road link with AP
Rayagada: The approach road to an under-construction bridge near Jagannathpur village in Rayagada district was washed away on Thursday following incessant rain since last two days, cutting communication links between Gunupur and Srikakulum in Andhra Pradesh.
Road connectivity to more than 30 villages of Gathalapada and Marampa panchayats under Gunupur block too was disrupted after the temporary bridge got swept away.
Aggrieved villagers complained that neither are they able to rush to hospital in emergency nor their children could go to schools and colleges following the bridge collapse. Several vehicles was seen stranded on either side of the road.
Villagers attributed the bridge collapse to inferior-quality materials used in its construction.