Thrissur: A floating bridge inaugurated by Minister PA Mohammed Riyas last October collapsed into two. The incident occurred at Chavakkad Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Eyewitnesses reported that the incident occurred after a strong storm hit the area. A part of the bridge was broken and flowed into the sea. At the time of the collapse, two individuals were on the bridge. The operators arrived and safely evacuated the people present on the scene.
The collapse occurred two months after its inauguration. Due to the smaller crowd present during the incident, a major accident was avoided. It was argued that the construction of the bridge was such that 100 people could stand on it simultaneously. The construction cost of the bridge was Rs. 1 crore.