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2 people dead and 15 injured after bridge collapsed while watching woman attempt suicide by jumping into water

By Mason White 3:17 PM May 29, 2017
Bridge collapse
Bridge collapse
By: Mason White

A group of people who gathered to watch a woman attempting suicide, fell into the water after the bridge they were on collapsed, according to police in India.

Sanvordem police said that at least two people were killed and 15 have been injured while watching the woman trying to jump into the crocodile infested water.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday around 6:30 p.m. The woman was on the bridge when she approached the edge, and announced her plans to end her life by jumping into the Zuari river.

Police and firefighters quickly arrived at the scene to convince the woman not to jump into the crocodile infested water.

Meanwhile, a crowd of about 50 people gathered on the old bridge to watch the action. Suddenly, the bridge collapsed, sending everyone into the water.

Most people managed to swim to shore. The two people who died, were identified as 30-year-old Basavaraj Malanavar and 28-year-old Prakash Ekka.

15 people were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The woman who tried to commit suicide was identified as 26-year-old Santosh Wandal. Her body was recovered from the water by divers.