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Search Continues After Deadly Bridge Collapse in India

Search-and-rescue efforts continued on Monday, October 31 after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on Sunday evening in Morbi, a city in India’s Gujarat state, killing at least 141 people, according to local police.

This footage from Gujarat authorities shows dozens of boats involved in the operations.

Up to 400 people were on the bridge when its suspension cables began snapping under their weight, according to Indian officials.

Multiple videos circulated online soon after the collapse showing people clinging onto the bridge as it lay partially submerged in the Machchhu River.

Local media reported that nine people, including senior staff at Oreva, the company that recently renovated the bridge, had been detained in connection with the collapse.

According to the Times of India, the bridge, which first opened in 1879, had reopened to the public in recent days after six months of renovation work. Credit: Govt of Gujarat via Storyful