Jammu and Kashmir: In a tragic incident, as many as eighty people were injured after a footbridge collapsed during the Baisakhi celebration at Udhampur's Chenani Block in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to police, the incident occurred at Beni Sangam in Bain village of the district. "A rescue operation is underway. Police and other teams have reached the site," said Dr Vinod, SSP Udhampur.
Following the incident, Police and relief teams rushed to the spot and began rescue operations. Meanwhile, videos and pictures purporting to show the extent of damage in the far-flung Chenani block are doing rounds on social media.
Around 25 people ar said to be critical
The injured people were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. "At least 80 people were injured, including 20-25 who are critical. We have referred 6-7 people to District Hospital. The others are here in Chenani and are being looked after by the medical staff," said Manik Gupta, chairman of Chenani Municipality.
Further details are awaited as this is a developing story.
(With inputs from agencies)