Friends, families mourn lives lost in India bridge disaster


              Tanishq Makwana offers prayers at the grave of his cousin, grandmother and aunt who died in a bridge that collapsed on Sunday, at a graveyard in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Sunday’s tragedy in Morbi has left the entire country shocked, with questions raised over why the pedestrian bridge, built during British colonialism in the late 1800s and touted by the state government as an “artistic and technological marvel,” collapsed just four days after months of repair. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Garlands decorate the photograph of Yash Devadana, 12, left, and his cousin Raj Baghwanji Bhai, 13, victims of a bridge collapse, outside their house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Yash and Raj were cousins living in the same house. They were good friends too, their family said, always seen playing together in the neighborhood. The two also loved swimming and often went to the Machchu river to cool themselves off. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              40-year-old Naseema Ben Shamdar, second left, a survivor of a bridge collapse, mourns at her house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Naseema and seven members of her family were walking on the congested suspension bridge when its cables gave away, sending them all plunging head-first into the wide Machchu river. She lost her daughter Muskan, 21, two nephews, two nieces and two sister-in-laws that night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Haji Shamdar, right, who lost his daughter, and Arif Shamdar, wearing black cap, who lost his wife and two children in a bridge collapse, speak with their relatives outside their house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Friends have lost friends. Parents have lost children who were on the bridge to sightsee and enjoy the weekend after holiday festivities. And in many cases, half the families have been wiped out. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Raydhan Bhai, right, whose two nephews drowned in a bridge that collapsed on Sunday, speaks with the Associated Press outside their house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. “We are devastated,” Bhai said. His nephews Yash Devadana, 12, and Raj Bhagwanji Bhai,13, were cousins living in the same house. They were good friends too, their family said, always seen playing together in the neighborhood. The two also loved swimming and often went to the Machchu river to cool themselves off. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Haji Shamdar, right, who lost his daughter, and Arif Shamdar, who lost his wife and two children, speak with the Associated Press in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. “Everyone I loved is dead,” said Shamdar, whose wife Aneesa and children, Aliya and Afreed, died in a bridge that collapsed on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Tanishq Makwana offers prayers at the grave of his cousin, grandmother and aunt who died in a bridge that collapses on Sunday, at a graveyard in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Sunday’s tragedy in Morbi has left the entire country shocked, with questions raised over why the pedestrian bridge, built during British colonialism in the late 1800s and touted by the state government as an “artistic and technological marvel,” collapsed just four days after months of repair. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              FILE- Rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable suspension bridge that collapsed in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into the river Sunday evening, sending hundreds plunging in the water, officials said. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
            
              Arif Shamdar displays a photograph of his wife and two children on his phone in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. “Everyone I loved is dead,” said Shamdar, whose wife Aneesa and two children, Aliya and Afreed, died in a bridge that collapsed on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Biscuits lay uneaten next to the pet dog of Raj Baghwanji Bhai 13, who died in a bridge collapse, at his house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The dog hasn’t been eating for the last two days, waiting for Yash to return, his uncle said. Raj and his cousin Yash Devadana, 12, were seen leaving for the bridge hand in hand on Sunday. By midnight, they were both dead, perished in the very waters they loved to swim in. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              A relative puts incense sticks by the photograph of Yash Devadana 12, left, and his cousin Raj Baghwanji Bhai, 13, who died in a bridge collapse, outside their house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. On Sunday evening, the two cousins were seen leaving for the bridge hand in hand. By midnight, they were both dead, perished in the very waters they loved to swim in. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              A woman, who lost seven relatives to a bridge collapse, wipes her tears as she mourns at in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Shock and anger have been supplanted by grief as families and friends mourn the 134 lives lost when a suspension bridge collapsed Sunday in the western Indian city of Morbi. It was one of the country’s worst disasters in years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Relatives of Yash Devadana 12, Raj Baghwanji Bhai, 13, who died in  abridge collapse, mourn outside their house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. On Sunday evening, the two cousins were seen leaving for the bridge hand in hand. By midnight, they were both dead, perished in the very waters they loved to swim in. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Tanishq Makwana offers prayers at the grave of his cousin, grandmother and aunt who died in a bridge that collapses on Sunday, at a graveyard in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Sunday’s tragedy in Morbi has left the entire country shocked, with questions raised over why the pedestrian bridge, built during British colonialism in the late 1800s and touted by the state government as an “artistic and technological marvel,” collapsed just four days after months of repair. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Naseema Ben Shamdar, 40, a survivor of a bridge collapse, is consoled by a neighbour at her house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Naseema and seven members of her family were walking on the congested suspension bridge when its cables gave away, sending them all plunging head-first into the wide Machchu river. She lost her daughter Muskan, 21, two nephews, two nieces and two sister-in-laws that night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Arif Shamdar shows a photograph of his children Afreed 6, and Aliya, 8, on a phone in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. “Everyone I loved is dead,” said Shamdar, whose wife Aneesa and two children died in a bridge that collapsed on Sunday. Friends have lost friends. Parents have lost children who were on the bridge to sightsee and enjoy the weekend after holiday festivities. And in many cases, half the families have been wiped out. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
            
              Naseema Ben Shamdar, 40, a survivor of a bridge collapse, weeps at her house in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. Naseema and seven members of her family were walking on the congested suspension bridge when its cables gave away, sending them all plunging head-first into the wide Machchu river. She lost her daughter Muskan, 21, two nephews, two nieces and two sister-in-laws that night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Friends, families mourn lives lost in India bridge disaster