A bailey bridge in Uttarakhand collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an excavator machine on Monday, NDTV reported. The acccident occurred the in Pithoragarh district, at a distance of approximately 50 km from the India-China border.

The weight-bearing capacity of the bridge was 18 tonnes, while the weight of the truck and the excavator machine was 26 tonnes, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Munsyari AK Shukla said. Fifteen villages of the Johar Valley have been cut off, the report added. Constructing a new bridge will take at least 15 days, the SDM added.