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Friends, families mourn lives lost in India bridge disaster


Associated Press

MORBI, India (AP) — Shock and anger have been supplanted by grief as families and friends mourn the 134 lives lost when a suspension bridge collapsed in the western Indian city of Morbi. It was one of the country’s worst disasters in years. The pedestrian bridge’s failure while it was crowded with holidaygoers has raised questions about why the 143-year-old landmark, touted as an artistic and technological marvel, collapsed just four days after reopening following months of repairs. In Morbi, famous for its ceramics and clock industries, friends have lost friends and parents have lost children. In many cases, families have lost several members.

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