Footbridge Collapses In Goa: 50 People Fall Into River, 1 Dead


Panaji: Around 50 people fell in the river when the Sanvardem bridge in Curchorem, South Goa, collapsed around 7:00 in the evening on Thursday.

One body was recovered, sources said. The bridge was old and was therefore, not used for vehicles. Only pedestrians were allowed to use the bridge.

“We do not know the exact number but it is being assumed that around 50 people must have fallen in the river. Rescue operations are on,” said a police official of Curchorem.

Around 10 people have been rescued and taken to a hospital while the search for the rest is on. Some were also able to swim across the river.