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Hundreds plunge into river after bridge collapses in India

Update : 30 Oct 2022, 21:40

At least 32 people have died after a bridge collapsed in India's western state of Gujarat.

Hundreds have been plunged into the river Macchu in Morbi town. Local footage shows people hanging off the partly-submerged suspension bridge.

Reports say as many as 400 people were on the structure at the time. Authorities said rescue efforts were under way.

It comes just four days after the bridge was reopened following repairs.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in his home state of Gujarat on a three-day visit, said he was "deeply saddened by the tragedy".

Videos show scenes of chaos as onlookers attempt to rescue those trapped in the water as darkness fell.

 
 
 

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