New Delhi: At least eight people were on Sunday injured when a small bridge collapsed near Mahabaleshwar in Satara district of Maharashtra. The incident occurred in the afternoon in Kharoshi village under Meedha police station limits in the western Maharashtra district, around 260 km from Mumbai.

Police have reached the spot and rescue operation is underway. Further details are awaited. Injured have been rushed to the hospital for further treatment.

In October, three people killed and nine others were injured after a flex banner collapsed on moving vehicles in Pune city. The flex banner was located near the railway station of Shivaji Nagar. In the accident, around 7-8 vehicles were damaged.

Police had said that injured people have been sent to the hospital for the treatment. However, more details are awaited. An inquiry was ordered in the accident.

Last month, several residential areas were inundated after a breach occurred in a wall of the Mutha canal in Pune. No casualty was reported in the incident.

However, there was panic in some of the affected areas where residents claimed that several vehicles were damaged in the sudden flooding. A breach of nearly 15 meters in the canal’s right bank wall resulted in water gushing into the Janata Vasahat locality, Dandekar bridge and Sinhgad Road areas.