Goa Bridge collapse Live Updates: Many missing, two killed

May 18, 2017, 10:26 PM [addtoany]

Rescue and relief works in progress after the Sanvardem Bridge collapsed in Curchorem, South Goa. (PTI)

At least 50 people are believed to be missing after an old bridge in Goa’s Curchorem town collapsed late on Thursday evening. As per IANS, state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had requested Indian Navy and Coast Guard divers for assistance in the rescue effort. South Goa District Magistrate Swapnil Nail was quoted as saying by IANS that the exact count of people who are missing was not yet known yet and a sub-divisional officer had been sent to the site . the agency also quoted Director General of Police Muktesh Chander as saying that the exact count of persons missing since the mishaps had not been confirmed .

10:09 pm: “A metallic old bridge on the river has collapsed where about 40 persons had gathered,” Shekhar Prabhudesai, superintendent of police in South Goa, waa quoted saying by Reuters.

10:04 pm: 9 Navy divers with Geminis boats&associated equipment rush to Curchorem, South Goa bridge collapse site for search & rescue op: Indian Navy

9:57 pm: As per initial reports, witnesses and police in the village said the bridge could not take the weight of so many people who had gathered after reports of a woman committing suicide at the site.

9:52 pm: As per PTI report, at least 2 person is dead, 30 and others are missing in the incident.

9:48 pm: as per locals, foot bridge was a decade old, says India Today report.

Goa: Around 50 people fall into river after footbridge collapses in South Goa’s Curchorem, rescue operations underway, more details awaited pic.twitter.com/4dvosNCkcg

Goa: Around 50 people fell of Portuguese-era Zuari footbridge. Incident happened when police was rescuing a youth who jumped off the bridge. pic.twitter.com/ZtHJSJdsg2

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 9:42 pm: As per India Today, 50 people have fallen in the river.

9:40 pm: 9 Navy divers with Geminis boats and required equipments have been rush to the site for search & rescue operations

Source – Financial Express

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