Morbi bridge collapsed, rescue work still going on

A bridge collapsed in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Sunday evening, killing at least 141 people.

Officials say that women, children and elderly people lost their lives in this incident.

On the occasion of Chhath Puja, an unusual crowd gathered in the Machhu river in Gujarat's Morbi district on Sunday evening.

50-60 people were hanging from the broken bridge

According to officials, around 220 tickets were issued from the ticket counter but many more entered as the lone security guard failed to stop the people from entering.

About 400 to 450 people were on the bridge at around 6.15 pm.

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel reached Morbi last night. He is commanding the search and rescue operation since yesterday.