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Baltimore bridge collision sends vehicles tumbling into water

Updated: 7:25am (AEDT), 27th March, 2024 Baltimore, US Reuters A massive cargo ship smashed into a bridge while sailing out of Baltimore early on Tuesday, sending cars and people into the river below and closing one of the busiest ports on the US Eastern Seaboard. Rescuers pulled out two survivors, one of whom was hospitalised, […]

Broken wires, faulty renovation caused deadly India bridge collapse, probe finds

Police restrain a demonstrator during a protest demanding the resignation of Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister of the western state of Gujarat, following the collapse of a suspended bridge in the state's Morbi town, in New Delhi, India, November 1, 2022.

Ahmedabad, India Reuters Broken corroded wires, improper welding and changes to the walking surface of a 145-year-old hanging bridge in India contributed to its collapse last year that killed 135 people, an investigation has found. The colonial-era suspension bridge in the town of Morbi in the western state of Gujarat was packed with sightseers when it collapsed […]

Modi seeks detailed inquiry as India bridge toll rises to 135

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Morbi, India Reuters Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said lessons must be learned as he visited the site of a bridge collapse that killed 135 people and met some of the injured in hospital on Tuesday. Army, navy and national disaster response force teams continued their search while locals gathered on the banks of the […]

Police arrest nine over Indian bridge collapse, toll reaches 134

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Morbi, India Reuters Indian police arrested nine people on Monday, including ticketing clerks and contractors, as they investigate the collapse of a foot bridge in which at least 134 people, including many children, were killed. CCTV footage from just before the collapse showed a group of young men taking photos while others tried to rock […]

More than 80 killed in India as bridge packed with holiday sightseers collapses

India Morbi bridge collapse

Ahmedabad, India Reuters At least 81 people were killed in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Sunday when a footbridge packed with sightseers enjoying holiday festivities collapsed and plunged them into the river below. Reuters TV footage showed dozens of people clinging onto the cables and twisted remains of the bridge over the Machhu […]