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India: Rescue operations enter third day after deadly bridge collapse in Gujarat

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Search and rescue operations entered their third day after the collapse of a cable suspension bridge in the state of Gujarat last Sunday. The death toll has now risen to 135.

Footage captured on Tuesday shows workers and locals in boats continuing to search the waters for survivors and bodies, as heavy construction equipment cleared some of the debris.

According to local authorities, at least 30 children were among the dead, the youngest was just two-years-old. The number of missing people is still unknown.

The 230-metre Julto Pul bridge across the Machchhu River was first built in 1880, and re-opened just last week after repair work.

Local reports suggest 400-500 people were on the major tourist attraction when it collapsed at 18:40 local time (13:10 GMT).

Police in the state say they have arrested nine people, with four of those employees of the firm responsible for maintenance.



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