Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), May 15 : Five persons belonging to the Border Road Organisation (BRO) has been killed in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh while constructing a steel bailey bridge, according to official sources .
The mishap occured on May 11 while men of Project Arunak were constructing the 180-feet-long bridge along the strategically important Nacho-Tama Chung Chung Road near the remote Limeking circle in the district that shares border with China,
The victims Baidur Rehman, Pramod Kumar, Mahabir Sah and Tapan Nath died instantly, while hydraulic operator Anil Budhwar, who had suffered grievous injuries in his spine and pelvis, died during evacuation to district headquarters Daporijo.
Rescue operations were affected due to incessant rains, besides very strong water current and high water level of the Subansiri river and steep cliff of the accident site.
Teams from Indian Army are , making all out efforts to retrieve the bodies,
The 128 Road Construction Company (RCC) under 23 Border Road Task Force (BRTF) is constructing the challenging road involving cutting and widening hilly terrain, bridging water gap and surfacing formation cutting.
( With PTI inputs)