India’s Gujarat state calls off the search after fatal bridge collapse


India’s Gujarat state on Thursday(Nov.03)  said that the search operation following the collapse of a bridge that led to the death of 135 people had been called off. Local fire brigade, state, and national disaster teams will be kept on standby, a government statement said.

The colonial-era suspension footbridge in Morbi town, over the Machchhu river, was packed with sightseers around the Diwali and Chhath Puja festivals when it gave way on Sunday evening, sending people plunging about 10 meters (33 feet) into the water.

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