50 people fall in Sanvordem river after bridge collapses in Goa village

May 18, 2017, 20:15 IST | Agencies

Around 50 people fell into Sanvordem river at Curchorem village in Goa on Thursday evening as a dilapidated Portuguese-era bridge collapsed. 

The bridge caved in when the state Fire And Emergency Services personnel were rescuing a youth who had jumped into the river apparently in a suicide bid. 

"Around 50 people had gathered on the bridge to watch the rescue operation, and all of them fell into the river as it collapsed," a police official said.  Some of them managed to swim ashore, he added.

The Fire And Emergency Services personnel started searching for others. Further details are awaited.

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