In Kannur, the beams of the bridge under construction as part of the Thalassery-Mahe bypass collapsed. The accident took place at Bala near Nittoor. However, local MLA AN Shamsir said that the incident was not due to any defect in the construction work but due to an accident while installing the beams.
Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran sought an immediate report from the Regional Director of the National Highways Authority. The accident happened around 2 pm. The ground was covered with beams placed on top of the pillars of the bridge across the river at Indian news