Sun News Desk: At least 40 people have lost their lives after a suspension bridge collapsed and fell into the river in India. Besides, dozens of other people were injured in this accident. The country’s media reported that hundreds of people fell into the river after a bridge collapsed on Sunday evening in the western state of Gujarat’s Morbi district.

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According to the country’s media NDTV, the suspension bridge opened four days ago on the Machu river in Morbi district has collapsed. Many people on the bridge fell into the river and were injured. About 500 people were on the bridge when it collapsed.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Gujarat, has ordered an emergency rescue operation in the bridge collapse incident. After the collapse of the bridge, locals also participated in the rescue operation, according to NDTV news.

At least 100 people are feared to be still trapped in the water after the suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat, according to local media reports.

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This hanging bridge of Morbi, built a few centuries ago, is also in the list of historical structures of the country. After repairs, the bridge was reopened for traffic four days ago, on October 26.

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