A bridge collapse on Friday in Pittsburgh provided a symbolic backdrop for President Joe Biden's trip to the city to tout his $1 trillion infrastructure plan — and try rebuilding his own crumbling approval ratings.
At least 77 people, including women and children, were killed and scores were missing as the hanging bridge over the Machhu dam in Gujarat's Morbi district collapsed on Sunday evening, officials said.
At least 177 survivors were pulled from the river and teams from the army, navy and air force were searching for others still missing, said Jigar Khunt, an information department official in Gujarat said.
The Indian suspension bridge collapse that killed more than 132 is a totally human tragedy, it’s so painful that the unfortunate incident took innocent lives in the western Indian state of Gujarat (“India suspension bridge collapse kills 132,” Oct. 31, Gulf Today website).
A 15-year-old girl died and a truck driver was missing after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, reigniting a debate over infrastructure safety in the wake of last year’s disaster in Genoa.
At least eight others were injured, including the local head and his wife, the police said. Local media said Mayor José Luis Urióstegui, his wife and members of the press delegation are among those injured.
Some 30 people, mostly students, were on the bridge Sunday afternoon in the town of Kaur when the newly built crossing suddenly collapsed, hurtling some teens into the water below while others clutched on to the railing.
Construction was scheduled to be completed in 2019 but faced multiple delays, including those caused by an earlier collapse on April 30 last year due to strong winds and rain.
A fire caused an overpass on one of America's busiest highways to collapse on Sunday in Philadelphia, authorities said, as reports attributed the cause to a truck that burst into flames under the bridge.