Nine Arrested In India After Deadly Weekend Bridge Collapse

Among those arrested in the collapse Sunday of the bridge, which resulted in the death of 134 people, were managerial staffers, ticketing clerks and three security guards.
TOPSHOT - Indian rescue personnel conduct search operations after a bridge across the river Machchhu collapsed in Morbi, some 220 kms from Ahmedabad, early on October 31, 2022. - At least 75 people were killed on October 30 in India after an almost 150-year-old colonial-era pedestrian bridge collapsed, sending scores of people tumbling into the river below. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The nine were were arrested Monday, in connection with the collapse of the foot bridge.
  • The colonial-era bridge, which reportedly was recently renovated, was at the time of the incident packed with sightseers enjoying holiday festivities.
  • “There were about 15-20 boys aged between 20-25 years who were shaking the bridge,” a witness told Reuters TV partner ANI.
  • There is no indication so far that the young males were among those arrested.

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