Billboard collapse causes panic in northern India: vehicles damaged, passersby scared

Billboard collapse causes panic in northern India: vehicles damaged, passersby scared

In a dramatic turn of events reminiscent of recent incidents in  western India’s Maharashtra (Mumbai), northern India’s Punjab witnessed a similar ordeal as a massive billboard collapsed in Zirakpur, Mohali, triggering panic among pedestrians and causing damage to multiple vehicles.

The incident took place in Zirakpur, Mohali on June 6.

Visuals showed how the towering hoarding suddenly plummeted to the ground with a deafening crash, sending shockwaves through the vicinity. The impact of the collapse was felt as the billboard crashed onto five parked vehicles, shattering their glass windows and crushing their roofs.

The incident occurred amidst unseasonal rain and a strong storm, exacerbating concerns about infrastructure safety in adverse weather conditions.

Passersby, startled by the unexpected turn of events, found themselves amidst scenes of chaos and confusion, with many scrambling for safety and seeking refuge from the aftermath of the accident. A video capturing the aftermath of the incident quickly circulated on social media platforms, highlighting the magnitude of the damage caused by the fallen billboard.

Authorities were swiftly alerted to the scene, with efforts underway to assess the extent of the damage and ensure the safety of those affected. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of robust infrastructure maintenance and preparedness to mitigate the risks posed by adverse weather conditions.

As investigations into the cause of the billboard collapse commence, questions arise regarding the structural integrity of such installations and the measures in place to prevent similar incidents in the future. The aftermath of the incident underscores the need for heightened vigilance and proactive measures to safeguard public safety and prevent potential accidents in Punjab and beyond.

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