Death toll in India bridge collapse reaches 132

Death toll following a collapsed bridge in the Gujarat, western India, has reached 132.

The 232-meter (761-foot)-long, 19th century pedestrian bridge was just reopened for public use, after six months of repairs.

TheCornet gathered that a large number of people were passing through the bridge when the incident happened, forcing some to jump into the river. At least 177 survivors were pulled out of the river.

The ill-fated bridge reportedly split in the middle and the metal carriageway hanging down, its metal cables snapped in places, said Associated Press in its report.

State minister Harsh Sanghvi confirmed 132 people dead and many others being treated in  hospitals. Most of the casualties are teens, women and the elderly.


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