Goa footbridge collapse: Navy rushes to the rescue
The footbridge collapsed while police were attempting to rescue a youth who had jumped off the bridge. Photograph: (ANI)
Death toll rises to two as another body was recovered on Friday, after a Portuguese era footbridge collapsed in South Goa`s Curchorem.
Earlier on Thursday, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on the collapse of the footbridge.
"Spoke to Goa CM Shri @manoharparrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem River. Search and rescue ops have been intensified," Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy tweeted; "9 Navy Divers with Geminis boats & associated equipment rush to Curchorem, South Goa bridge collapse site for Search & Rescue operation."
A total of fifteen people have been rescued till now and five have been admitted to a hospital.
50 persons fell into a river following the collapse of the footbridge.
The incident took place when the police were attempting to rescue a youth who jumped off the bridge.
The police and the fire brigade are currently at the spot. The rescue operation is currently underway.