…At the time of the bridge collapse, over 500 people were said to be on the 232-metre-long suspension bridge.
One hundred and forty one people were killed when a suspension bridge collapsed over a river in Western India.
The accident occurred on Sunday evening in Morbi in the western Indian State of Gujarat.
Sources claimed that one hundred and forty one people died while one hundred and seventy seven persons were rescued when the bridge, which was recently reopened after renovation work, collapsed.
A police official however said that one hundred and thirty two people actually died, one hundred injured, and some still missing.
At the time of the collapse, over five hundred people were said to be on the 232-metre-long suspension bridge.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Labor Minister Brijesh Merja said investigation into the matter has commenced while the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office assured that compensation would be paid to the victims’ families.