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    Default Foot overbridge collapses near Nehru Stadium, 23 injured

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    New Delhi: An foot overbridge being built near the main Commonwealth Games (CWG) venue Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium collapsed Tuesday, injuring 23 labourers and causing huge embarrassment to the organisers.
    'The labourers got hurt as the overbridge near which they were working collapsed,' a police official told IANS.

    A police officer said 23 workers were injured, five of them seriously.

    'A portion of the overbridge caved in. It is not on the main road but is part of the parking,' Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta told a TV channel.

    Mehta said the bridge would be completed within next 10 days.

    Most of the injured were rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre. Some were taken to the nearby Safdarjung Hospital.

    The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, the biggest sporting event being hosted by India since the 1982 Asiad Games, will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Oct 3. The stadium, the showpiece of the event, will also host the closing ceremony.
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