A suspension bridge over the River Manchu in Gujarat, India collapsed, leaving over 30 dead and many more injured.
“We can confirm that 30 people have lost their lives, many have been rescued from the river and some are still missing,” said Amit Jhala, a senior administrator at the state-run hospital to where victims had been taken.
Local footage shows people hanging off the partly-submerged suspension bridge.
More than 400 people were on the bridge over the Machhu River in the town of Morbi at the time of the collapse, local TV channel Zee News said.
It comes just days after the bridge was reopened following repairs.
The 230-meter historic bridge was built during British rule in the 19th century. It had been closed for renovation for six months and was reopened for the public last week.
Videos show scenes of chaos as onlookers attempt to rescue those trapped in the water as darkness fell.
Another video shows people climbing up netted wire remains of the bridge to escape the water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in his home state Gujarat for a three-day visit, said he has directed the state chief minister to mobilize teams urgently for the rescue operation.
Modi has announced compensation for the injured, as well as the next of kin of those who have died.