Police arrest 9 over Indian bridge collapse as death toll hits 134
The big picture: Video footage captured immediately before the collapse showed a group of young men attempting to sway the crowded suspension bridge over the Machchhu River.
- Those arrested included managerial staff, ticketing clerks and three security guards, according to Reuters.
- They are all associated with the firm contracted to maintain and operate the bridge, BBC reported.
It was not clear exactly how many people were on the bridge when it gave way but officials said it couldn't support the weight of the crowd on it at the time.
- Hundreds of people had gathered on the recently reopened 19th century bridge to watch holiday festivities.
- At least 170 people had been rescued the on Sunday but some were still missing as of Monday morning local time.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details.