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Why in News UPSC NOTE

 

  • A portion of an under-construction bridge, being built over Kosi river, collapsed in Supaul district of Bihar on Friday morning that left one person dead and nine others injured.

  • The 10.2-km bridge across the river is being constructed between Bheja and Bakaur in Madhubani and Supaul districts of Bihar

  • The bridge comprises 170 spans and the length of each span is about 60 metres.

Kosi River

  • The Kosi River, also known as the Saptakoshi (meaning "seven rivers" in Nepali), is a transboundary river that flows through China, Nepal, and India

  • It is the third-largest tributary of the Ganges River by water discharge.

Basic details about the Kosi River:

  • Length: 720 kilometers (450 mi)

  • Drainage basin: 74,500 square kilometers (28,800 sq mi)

  • Source: Formed by the confluence of the Sun Kosi, the Arun Kosi, and the Tamur Kosi rivers in Nepal

  • Mouth: Joins the Ganges River in Bihar, India

  • The Kosi River is known for its dramatic course changes. 

  • Over the past 200 years, the river has shifted its course westward by more than 133 kilometers (83 mi). 

  • This has caused significant challenges for people living along the river, as it has led to flooding and the destruction of agricultural land.

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