Bridge Collapses in India Killing 141 People – Watch Video
A bridge collapsed in India, killing approximately 141 people, which was caught on a surveillance camera. The footage of the tragedy shows the pedestrians on the Morbi Bridge, suspended over the Machhu River in western India, plummeting 33 feet down after the structure abruptly collapsed on October 30.
Also captured on camera are individuals swimming to dry land, others clinging to the submerged portions of the bridge, and persons being rushed to the hospital. Reportedly, there were over 177 survivors rescued from the water, but about 141 people died. Reports detail that 400 people were estimated to be on or around the bridge at the time of the incident, and the authorities have said they anticipate finding more bodies.
In order to get the survivors to dry land, professional rescue personnel and locals formed a human chain and pulled them out of the water. The Morbi Bridge, which was first constructed in 1877, reopened to the public one week ago after being repaired. The agency responsible for maintaining the bridge has been charged with homicide, and an investigation is currently underway. So far, nine people have been detained by the police in connection with the incident.
Watch the video of the incident below.
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