Bridge Collapse Kills At Least 60 People

An Indian bridge collapsed on Sunday, killing more than 60 people and injuring many others.

Construction of the bridge began in the 19th century. It was closed for renovations for months up until its reopening last week, as reported by Reuters. It stretches across a body of water for more than 750 feet.

To facilitate the recovery of bodies, local officials brought pumps to lower the water level under the bridge.

There is no indication as to what caused the suspension bridge collapse, but local media speculate that it may have been overloaded.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked that the situation be closely monitored and assistance extended to those affected, according to his office.

An investigation into the collapse has already been initiated by the authorities.

As part of his order, Modi has also directed the families of the deceased to receive about $2,500, while the families of the injured will receive about $600.

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