Iron bridge collapses in Kerala's Kollam district; one killed, 57 injured

An iron bridge in Kerala's Kollam district collapsed on Monday injuring 20 people, according to media reports.

FP Staff October 30, 2017 12:46:09 IST
Iron bridge collapses in Kerala's Kollam district; one killed, 57 injured

An iron bridge in Kerala's Kollam district collapsed on Monday, killing one person and injuring 57, according to media reports.

The bridge, which served as a walkway, collapsed in Chavara. The police is currently conducting rescue operations and searching the lake as well to check if anyone fell into the water, reported ANI.

According to Manorama Onlineone woman died on the spot.

The bridge connected the Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited compound with the MS Unit. The incident is believed to have occurred at around 10.30 am on Monday morning.

According to CNN-News18, the bridge collapsed when a large number of people gathered on the walkway for a protest march. Health department officials also said that most of the injured people have sustained fractures.

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