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Bridge collapses in India’s Mizoram leaving at least 17 dead

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Cloud of dust fills air after bridge collapses in India’s Mizoram killing at least 17

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more are feared trapped after an under-construction railway bridge collapsed in northeast India.

The bridge in Mizoram collapsed at around 10am local time on Wednesday, when around 35 to 40 workers were at the scene, authorities have said.

Video footage shows the bridge broken in half and reduced to rubble as rescuers search for survivors

“Seventeen bodies have been recovered from the debris so far... many others are still missing,” a police officer said, according to Indian media outlets.

Mizoram’s chief minister Zoramthanga said rescue operations were underway.

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