Sixty Perish in Pedestrian Bridge Failure in India

A 143-year old pedestrian suspension bridge over the Machhu River in Morbi in the state of Gujarat, India, collapsed at around 6:40 pm on Sunday, October 30. Anywhere from 150 to 500 peoples may have been on the bridge at the time of collapse, depending on the source. Sixty bodies have been recovered.
Morbi is on the Western coast of India, 1100 km southwest of Delhi, with a population of 210,000 (2011 census). It is best known for its production of ceramic goods, such as tiles and bathroom pro…
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