Death toll rises to two as another body was recovered on Friday after a Portuguese era footbridge collapsed in South Goa's Curchorem.
'Spoke to Goa CM Shri @manoharparrikar regarding the bridge collapse on Sanvordem River. Search and rescue ops have been intensified,' Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy tweeted; '9 Navy Divers with Geminis boats & associated equipment rush to Curchorem, South Goa bridge collapse site for Search & Rescue operation.'
A total of fifteen people have been rescued till now and five have been admitted to a hospital. 50 persons fell into a river following the collapse of the footbridge.
The incident took place when the police were attempting to rescue a youth who jumped off the bridge. The police and the fire brigade are currently at the spot. The rescue operation is currently underway.