In photos: the collapse of a bridge in India that killed more than 140 people

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The bridge was crowded at the time of the accident as people were celebrating the festival of Diwali.

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.

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