Gujarat: 32 dead as suspension bridge collapses in Morbi five days after reopening

According to eyewitnesses, there were several women and children on the hanging bridge when it snapped. At least 32 persons are feared dead in the accident, according to local civil hospital official

Rescue work is on at the bridge collapse site in Morbi Photo courtesy: Twitter @HasanSafin
Rescue work is on at the bridge collapse site in Morbi Photo courtesy: Twitter @HasanSafin
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At least 32 persons are feared dead after an old suspension bridge on Machchhu river in Gujarat's Morbi city collapsed on Sunday evening due to which several people standing on it fell into the river, officials said.

The bridge, which was recently reopened for public after renovation, collapsed as it could not bear the weight of the people standing on it, they said.

"Due to the bridge collapse, several people fell into the river. A rescue operation is underway. There are reports that several people have suffered injuries. They are being rushed to hospitals," local MLA and state minister Brijesh Merja had said.

According to eyewitnesses, there were several women and children on the hanging bridge when it snapped.

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Published: 30 Oct 2022, 8:39 PM