Indian bridge collapses, 40 feared killed

At least 40 people were feared killed after a bridge under construction in the Indian state of Rajasthan collapsed, police said.

Indian bridge collapses, 40 feared killed

At least 40 people were feared killed after a bridge under construction in the Indian state of Rajasthan collapsed, police said on Saturday.

The accident occurred when labourers working on the bridge being built over the Chambal river in the western state's Kota city fell into the water after the metal structure collapsed late on Thursday, Rajeev Dasot, an inspector general of police said.

"At least 40 people have died in the accident and we are now trying to recover their bodies," Dasot told Reuters by telephone.

An inquiry has been ordered into the circumstances leading to the accident on the bridge, being jointly built by South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Gammon India, he said.

Reuters
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