At least 26 dead in bridge collapse in India


At least 17 people have died after a bridge collapsed in India.

The collapse happened in the town of Sairang in Mizoram state in the eastern part of the country near the border with Bangladesh.

The bridge that collapsed had been under construction and the dead are believed to have been working at the site, the chief minister of Mizoram said.

Rescue efforts are continuing.

“Deeply saddened and affected by this tragedy. I extend my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured,” chief minister Zoramthanga said.

“Sending gratitude to the people who have come out in large numbers to help with rescue operations.”