Marcos condoles with India after bridge accident that killed 135
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday offered condolences to the families of the victims of a pedestrian suspension bridge that collapsed in India’s western state of Gujarat.
“At the outset allow me to add our condolences on behalf of the Filipino people for the tragic loss of life and injury from the bridge collapse that you recently suffered.
“We pray for the injured to return rapidly to good health,” Marcos said during the 19th Asean-India Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
At least 135 people died— most of them women, children, and elderly — when a pedestrian suspension bridge collapsed in the Indian town of Morbi last October 30, according to a Reuters report.
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Built during British rule in the 19th century, the 754 feet bridge fell down due to overloading, just after it reopened after undergoing repairs.
The Indian delegation attending the summit was led by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
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