NE: Footbridge collapses, American couple injured

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 14:05

Shillong: An American couple and 35 other people sustained minor injuries when a footbridge
collapsed in Meghalaya`s remote East Garo Hills district, police said.
The American couple -- Marisa Staten and her husband Verbor Staten -- were missionaries and were crossing the
bridge over Didram river yesterday, they said.

While Marisa sustained injuries on the back, her
husband received minor injuries, police said.

Marisa and the other injured were admitted to a hospital in Goalpara district of Assam. However, Marisa was later shifted to Down Town Hospital.
The 25 persons who were admitted to hospital at Goalpara were discharged last evening while the rest will be
released today, district administrator Vijay Mantri said.

He said none of the injured were critical.


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First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 14:05

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