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Several people fell into Sanvordem river at Curchorem village in Goa this evening as a dilapidated Portuguese-era bridge collapsed. The bridge caved in when the state Fire And Emergency Services personnel were rescuing a youth who had jumped into the river apparently in a suicide bid. "Around 50 people had gathered on the bridge to watch the rescue operation, and all of them fell into the river as it collapsed," a police official said. Some of them managed to swim ashore, he added. The Fire And Emergency Services personnel started searching for others.
Further details are awaited.
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