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2 dead as bridge collapses in Goa

Press Trust of India, Panaji, May 19 2017, 1:30 IST
Rescue and relief works in progress after the Sanvardem Bridge collapsed in Curchorem, South Goa on Thursday. PTI Photo

Rescue and relief works in progress after the Sanvardem Bridge collapsed in Curchorem, South Goa on Thursday. PTI Photo

At least two persons died and 30 went missing after a Portuguese-era bridge over Sanvordem river in south Goa collapsed on Thursday evening, the police said.

At least 50 people were standing on the dilapidated bridge when it caved in near Curchorem village. The people had gathered to watch the rescue operation of a youth, who had jumped into the river to commit suicide, the police said.

“While the rescue teams have recovered two bodies from the river so far, at least 30 people are missing. Some of those who fell into the river, managed to swim ashore,” the police said.

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