missing after India bridge collapses on key Goa highway
At least 22 people are missing after a highway bridge
that connects the city of Mumbai with the state of Goa beach resort in western India collapsed.
The two officials said buses carrying passengers plunged into a river flooded after the collapse early on Wednesday.
He said police officer Sanjay Patel told
The Associated Press that rescuers have not spotted any vehicles or survivors.
Heavy rains hamper rescue operations.
It has been converting traffic to a new bridge in the area.
Said OP Singh, Chairman of the response to the national disaster state-owned 80 team of rescuers,
including divers, have rushed to the area.
He said initial reports indicated that at least two buses,
traveling on the old bridge,
fell into the Savitri river flooded by the heavy monsoon rains.
a bridge under construction in the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) collapsed,
killing at least 20 people and wounding nearly 100.
about 32 people were killed and 132 injured after a bridge collapsed in a political event in Darjeeling in West Bengal state.