Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Morbi district in western Gujarat state where a bridge collapse killed 135 people in one of India’s worst accidents in years.
The 140-year-old bridge over the Machchu river gave way on Sunday, days after it reopened following repairs.
Search and rescue operations on the river resumed on Tuesday.
Nine people, including employees of a firm contracted to maintain the bridge, have been arrested.
The 230m (754ft) bridge was built in the 1870s during British rule.
The bridge was a major local tourist attraction – touted by the state’s tourism website as an “artistic and technological marvel” – and reopened only last week after being shut for months for repairs.
Reports said that several hundred people were on the structure when it collapsed on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses described scenes of chaos as people plunged into the waters below and others clung on to the wreckage, waiting for rescue teams to save them. Some tried to swim to the banks of the river and managed to survive but many others were swept away by the fast-moving water.
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