At least 30 people were injured,
six of them seriously, when a wooden bridge on the Dal Lake
collapsed during a protest demonstration in downtown Srinagar
A group of people at Gaadi Mohalla locality of Saidakadal
took to streets and staged a demonstration in support of their
demand for proper roads after two minor siblings drowned two
days back, officials said.
They said some civil and police officials rushed to the
scene and were persuading the protestors to disperse when all
off a sudden the bridge collapsed.
Over 60 people on the bridge fell in the water and some
30 of them received injuries, the officials said, adding the
injured were shifted to Rainawari hospital where condition of
six of them was stated to be "serious".
Dozens of people were rescued and efforts are still on to
ensure that nobody is still in the waters of the lake, they