Youth succumbs in bike accident on bridge under construction; Contractor booked

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Bike lying on the accident spot

Kochi: Police registered a case against a construction contractor over the death of a youth in a bike accident at Thripunithura here. The complaint stated that Vishnu was killed in a bike accident on the bridge which was under construction due to the lapses from the part of the authority and contractor.

Though the authority had promised to complete the construction of the bridge across Market-Puthiyakavu road near Andhakaram soon, the work progressed at a snail's pace even after months. The under-construction bridge is still seen on the canal without connecting both sides of the road. The traffic on this busy road is interrupted following the demolition of an old culvert.

Eroor natives Vishnu and Adarsh met with the accident while crossing the bridge. Vishnu succumbed to his injuries. It is alleged that proper safety arrangements were not made to avert danger.

Following the death of the youth, the natives also demanded to register a case against PWD officials.

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