More Than 60 Killed As Gujarat Bridge Collapses 4 Days After Reopening

There were about 500 people on the bridge when it collapsed, with 100 still feared trapped under water

A British-era bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi has collapsed just a week after renovation, killing at least 60 people. Search is on for over 100 others, who have fallen into the river. The government accepts responsibility for the tragedy, a minister said.

The suspension bridge collapsed at 6.42 this evening when around 500 people had congregated on it to perform some rituals in connection with the Chhath puja. Daytime videos from the spot over the weekend showed the bridge rocking dangerously as people walked across.

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