[Watch]50 people fall into river after footbridge collapses in Sanvordem

Posted On May 18, 2017 By In Top Stories


Around 50 people fell into Sanvordem river at Curchorem village in Goa on Thursday evening as a dilapidated Portuguese-era bridge collapsed.

The bridge caved in when the state fire and emergency services personnel were rescuing a youth who had jumped into the river apparently in a suicide bid.

“Around 50 people had gathered on the bridge to watch the rescue operation, and all of them fell into the river as it collapsed,” a police official said.
Some of them managed to swim ashore, he added.

The fire and emergency services personnel have started searching for others. Further details are awaited.

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