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Rajnath speaks to Parrikar over Goa bridge collapse

ANI  |  Curchorem (Goa) [India] 

Union Home Minister on Thursday spoke to Chief Minister after a Portuguese era footbridge collapsed in Curchorem.

"Spoke to CM Shri @manoharparrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem River. Search and rescue ops have been intensified," tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Indian Navy tweeted "9 Navy Divers with Geminis boats & associated equipment rush to Curchorem, South bridge collapse site for Search & Rescue operation."

So far, one body has been recovered from the location.

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 number of casualties is still unclear.

The police and the fire brigade are currently at spot.

The rescue operation is currently underway.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 22:59 IST