A bridge collapse in Gujarat, India has resulted in 141 deaths.

At the moment of the suspension bridge's collapse, more than 400 individuals were present on and nearby.
A bridge collapse in Gujarat, India has resulted in 141 deaths.

Local media reports that there have now been 141 fatalities as a result of the collapse of a bridge built during the British era in Gujrat, India.

According to private broadcaster NDTV, 177 individuals have been saved while a few more are still missing.

A footbridge in the town of Morbi that spans the Machhu River collapsed on Sunday as it was crowded with tourists taking part in holiday celebrations, sending many into the river below.

According to NK Muchhar, a representative of the local government, emergency teams from neighbouring districts and members of the armed forces were sent to aid with search and rescue efforts.

He further stated that the death toll may increase.

More than 400 people, according to the authorities, were on and near the colonial-era suspension bridge when it collapsed. The Chhath Puja and Diwali vacations have brought a large number of tourists to the bridge.

A five-person committee was selected to look into the catastrophe.

The 230-meter bridge was constructed in the 19th century, when Britain was in power. It just reopened to the public after six months of closure for renovations.