Six die, 25 missing in Arunachal bridge collapse
Itanagar: Six people were killed and 25
others went missing after a wire rope suspension bridge over
the swift Kameng river collapsed on Saturday evening at Seppa in
Arunchal Pradesh`s East Kameng district.
With the recovery of the body of a 30-year-old woman
from the river, the death toll has risen to six, officials
"The hanging bridge at the entrance to Seppa town, the
district headquarters, collapsed as people were crossing it,"
Superintendent of Police of East Kameng district Kime Aya
Five bodies were found by rescue teams comprising the
CRPF, ITBP and the district police, he said.
29 people have been rescued so far and the condition of
five among them is serious, sources said.
The rescue operation is still continuing and 25 people
are still missing, officials said.
The swift current in the river and darkness were impeding
the search and rescue teams, the SP said.
"Two people who swam back to safety informed that there
were over 100 people who had gone on the hunt for `teri`, an
insect which is a delicacy for the tribals, at around 5:30 pm
which was not the right time," Aya said.
The exact toll can be ascertained only tomorrow, he said.
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