Suspension bridge collapses in India, plunging hundreds into river

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A suspension bridge has collapsed in India, plunging hundreds of people into the river below.

The footbridge in India’s western Gujarat state collapsed on Sunday, with several critically injured, officials said.

More than 400 people were on the bridge at the time, local media reported.

At least 30 people have been killed in the incident, Reuters reported citing local officials.

People were thrown into the Machchu river in the town of Morbi, local TV channel Zee News said.

Footage broadcast by the channel showed people clinging onto the cables of the collapsed bridge as emergency teams sought to rescue them.

Footage on social media showed scores of people, including children, scrambling to climb out of the water and back up the twisted structure of the broken bridge to safety.

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