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The victims, residents of Dingucha village in Gujarat, had left their ancestral home this month after they incurred severe financial losses while operating a small retail shop and were unable to make ends meet from their farm income.
Ten people sustained injuries, all of them minor, when the snow-covered span collapsed into a wooded gully at about 6 a.m., according to authorities, who said a massive gas leak was reported in the area at the time. The leak was brought under control, they said.
The team will need to guide Biden's choice through what could be a bruising confirmation process from Republicans who hold 50 seats in the Senate, while tending to Democratic groups, from lawmakers to advocates, that have a stake in his decision.
The six people detained by Indian police were running a travel and tourism company in the western state of Gujarat, said police official A.K. Jhala in the state capital of Gandhinagar.

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President Joe Biden on Thursday said he plans to name a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of February and reiterated his intention to nominate a Black woman for the first time to serve on the highest U.S. judicial body - a milestone he called "long overdue."
Breyer's retirement provides a boost and a distraction from Biden's slide in popularity over the last five months during surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths and Americans' frustration with the pandemic's economic toll.
Breyer authored important rulings upholding abortion rights and healthcare access, helped advance LGBT rights and questioned the constitutionality of the death penalty but often found himself in dissent on a court that has moved rightward and currently has a 6-3 conservative majority.
The rules governing the carbon-injection wells for most states require federal approval with the first permits taking around six years to win a green light.
The court has become increasingly assertive since the addition of former President Donald Trump's third appointee, Amy Coney Barrett, in 2020 gave the nation's top judicial body a 6-3 conservative majority.
Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are charged with violating Floyd's civil rights during his arrest on a road outside a Minneapolis grocery store in May 2020, video of which sparked street protests against racism and police brutality around the world.

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The court will consider what test courts should use to determine what constitutes "waters of the United States" under the landmark 1972 Clean Water Act, the answer to which determines whether the property is subject to oversight.
The three are charged with violating Floyd's civil rights during the arrest of the handcuffed Black man on a road outside a Minneapolis grocery store in May 2020, video of which sparked street protests against racism and police brutality around the world.
The Colorado Fire, which has been active since Friday, was 5% contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said.

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