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Police allege a business without expertise in bridge repairs was tasked with renovating a small town’s star attraction
Prakash Parmar was supposed to meet a prospective bride for his brother last Sunday in his hometown of Morbi in northwestern India. But when those plans were postponed, he, his brother and his sister decided to visit the town’s star attraction: a colonial-era suspension bridge.
The bridge had reopened days earlier after being closed for months for repairs, just in time for the first major holiday season—celebrations of Diwali and the new year in the state of Gujarat—without Covid-19 restrictions. Three young cousins and a neighbor joined them.