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A number of hundred individuals had been reportedly on the newly renovated suspension bridge in Gujarat on the time of incident

Dozens have been killed following the collapse of a newly renovated bridge within the Indian state of Gujarat, state authorities minister Brijesh Merja advised the media on Sunday.

Dwelling Minister of Gujarat Harsh Sanghavi mentioned the tragedy occurred round 6:30pm native time on Sunday, when 150 individuals had been on the strucure. In accordance with witnesses, the determine could have been a lot larger.

“Greater than 60 individuals have died,” mentioned Merja, who’s now on the scene of the tragedy, as quoted by the Occasions of India.

He earlier revealed that some had succumbed to thir accidents after being rescued. A rescue operation is ongoing.

The 230-meter bridge was constructed within the nineteenth century, throughout British rule. It reopened to the general public this week, after a six-month renovation. It’s believed the construction was unable to help the burden of the massive variety of individuals strolling on it.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mentioned the tragedy with Gujarat senior officers.

“Reduction and rescue operations are occurring in full swing and all needed help is being offered to the affected,” Modi mentioned.

India’s President Droupadi Murmu has expressed condolences to all these affected, saying the tragedy in Morbi has left her “nervous.”

“Reduction and rescue efforts will carry succour to the victims,” the president mentioned on her official Twitter account, which is run by her workplace.

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