Update: 134 Dead In India Bridge Collapse

The bridge collapsed in the state’s Morbi district and crosses the Machchu River
Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the celebrations to mark countrys Independence Day in New Delhi on August 15, 2022. - India marked the 75th anniversary of independence on August 15 with Modi giving a speech from Delhi's historic Red Fort, hung with freedom fighters' pictures and guarded by robot elephants. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A state officials put the death toll as of Sunday afternoon at 60 and said 17 people have been admitted to hospitals.
  • The 19th-century, colonial-era bridge was reportedly reopened after renovations just days ago.
  • Officials also said that the bridge gave way because it could not handle the number of people on it.
  • Several people on the bridge fell into the river, with some being able to swim to safety.

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