India breaks the cable of the bridge, which is crowded with people participating in the festival…At least 81 dead.”
A pedestrian bridge collapsed in India, killing at least 81 people.
People on the bridge fell into the river on the 30th local time when a cable of a suspension bridge (cable support bridge) across the Machu River in the Morbi region of Gujarat, western India, was cut, AFP reported.
At that time, about 150 people were on the bridge, and at least 81 people were reportedly killed and dozens were injured. Most of the dead drowned.
Local media reported that the bridge was reopened on the 26th of this month after seven months of repair work, but it was seen shaking severely the day before the accident.
A witness said, “I saw several children drowning in the river and being quoted as saying by a witness.
The Indian government said it is currently making all-out efforts, including sending 50 sailors and 30 airmen to search for missing people.
Bridge collapse has continued in India, with 26 people killed in 2016 when an overpass in eastern India collapsed, and about 30 people died in 2011 when a bridge collapsed in the northeast.