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Illegal sand lifting threatens Bhurungamari bridge

| Updated: April 16, 2021 20:46:07

Illegal sand lifting threatens Bhurungamari bridge

Two contractor companies are allegedly lifting sand from the Dudhkumar River illegally, threatening the stability of the century-old bridge over it in Bhurungamari of Kurigram.

Sand lifting from within 100 feet of the bridge safety embankment has posed danger to the Sonahat Railway old bridge and Sonahat new bridge which is under construction, said locals.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Dipak Kumar Deb Sharma said he is probing the matter and necessary steps will be taken after investigation, reports UNB.

Officer-in-Charge of Bhurungamari Police Station Jahedul Islam said legal action will be taken over the matter.


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