In India, a bridge across the river fell, on which there were up to 500 people: many dead (video)
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The tragedy claimed the lives of at least 50 people. The bridge across the Machkha River was closed for 2 years, it was repaired and handed over last week for the New Year holiday in the state of Gujarati.
In the Indian city of Morvi (Gujarat state), a pedestrian bridge collapsed into the water, on which about 500 people. This writes the local edition of the Times of India.
As a result of the tragedy, at least 50 people died and 100 were injured. Another 60 are considered missing after falling into the Machkha River.
Eyewitnesses filmed a video from the scene, in which hundreds of those remaining on the bridge wanted to go ashore. Some people were in the water, the sounds of sirens were heard everywhere.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Gujarat and announced the payment of 2 million rupees (about $24 thousand) to the relatives of the victims and 50 thousand rupees ($600) victims.
The bridge across the Machkha River was closed for 2 years. The News 24 portal notes that the crossing was recently repaired and was handed over on October 26, by the New Year in Gujarati.
“Repairs were carried out last week. We are also in shock and are studying the causes of the tragedy. The government takes over all responsibility,” Brijesh Merja, Minister of Labor and Employment of Gujarat, told NDTV.
In September, while traveling to the Ramada waterfall in Chhattisgarh state, 6 people drowned while trying to save two sisters who wanted to take a selfie near a reservoir. Only one woman made it ashore alive.
Focus previously wrote about the poisoning of the chief minister of the Indian state of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann. The official drank a glass of dirty water from the “sacred river” Kali Bein.