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At least 141 people were killed after a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Sunday night.
Most of the victims were women, children and the elderly.
The 230-meter bridge over the Machchu River in Morbi was built in 1880, during the British rule in the 19th century.
However, it was reopened only a week ago after renovation.
Authorities reported that the bridge, which is a major local tourist attraction, was crowded at the time of the collapse.
Tourist brochures mention a visit to Julto Pula (or Hanging Bridge). “10 best things to do in Morbi” and attracts a large number of tourists and local residents to holidays and festivals.
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