Footbridge collapses on Cairo-Alex highway in Qalioubiya; no casualties

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Feb 2023

The El-Tallaga footbridge extending over the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road in Qalioubiya, Greater Cairo, collapsed early on Thursday after an excavator collapsed in the body of the bridge, Qalioubiya Governor Abdel-Hamid El-Haggan said in a statement.

El-Tallaga footbridge collapses in Qalyoubia governorate, 16 February 2023. Qalyoubia governorate


No casualties were reported due to the incident, he stressed.

Giant cranes are removing the rubble from the bridge to unblock traffic on the highway in west Shoubra Al-Kheima district, where the incident took place, the governor said.

He added that search is underway for the excavator that hit the bridge and caused the accident.

Traffic coming from Qalioub city in the south of the governorate is redirected to the Ring Road then Tahya Misr Bridge, while vehicles coming from Mazallat area are redirected toward Sharkawiya Bridge then the Ring Road, the governor said.

El-Haggan ordered the formation of an engineering committee to inspect the scene and prepare a full report on the incident.


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