An old bridge collapsed in India, 22 people are missing


. 22 people are missing and feared dead. Rescuers had not found the buses or any survivors. O.P. Singh, chief of the National Disaster Response Force, said that 80 rescuers, including divers, rushed to the area, but that their efforts were being hampered by heavy rains. In the Parliament, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that two passenger buses and four private cars are suspected to have been washed away after the bridge collapsed. Various parts of India have been lashed by heavy downpours.Officials said traffic has been diverted to a new bridge in the area. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and offered all assistance in the rescue and search operation.Bridge collapses are common in India. In March this year, an under-construction flyover collapsed in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.


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