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A suspension bridge collapses in Morbi, several fall into the river


By PTI IST (Released)

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“Due to the collapse of the bridge, several people fell into the river. A rescue operation is underway. According to reports, several people have been injured. They are being rushed to hospitals,” the official said. local MP and Minister of State Brijesh Merja.

A nearly century-old suspension bridge over the Machchhu River in the Gujarat town of Morbi collapsed on Sunday evening, causing several people standing on it to fall, officials said.

The bridge, which was recently reopened to the public after renovations, collapsed because it could not support the weight of people standing on it, they said.

“Due to the collapse of the bridge, several people fell into the river. A rescue operation is underway. According to reports, several people have been injured. They are being rushed to hospitals,” the official said. local MP and Minister of State Brijesh Merja.

According to eyewitnesses, there were several women and children on the suspension bridge when it broke. Further details are awaited.


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