Varanasi. In Gujarat’s Morbi city, a major accident occurred on Sunday when the cable bridge over the Machhu river collapsed. So far more than 134 people have died in this painful accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over this accident. Special prayers were offered on the banks of the Ganges of Kashi for the peace of the deceased soul in this painful accident. Before the world famous Ganga Aarti, devotees from all over the country lit candles and prayed for the peace of the departed souls. During this, a silence of two minutes was observed. After this, the devotees prayed to Mother Ganga to give strength to the families of the deceased in this hour of grief.
Ashutosh Chaturvedi, associated with Jai Maa Ganga Seva Samiti, who conducts Ganga Aarti regularly at Assi Ghat in Varanasi, said that this incident is very painful. He expressed condolences for the departed souls.
9 people arrested in Morbi Bridge accident
Let us tell you that after the completion of the maintenance work of this cable bridge which is more than a century old, it was opened for the public five days back. The bridge suddenly collapsed at around 6.30 pm on Sunday evening, due to which hundreds of people fell into the river. So far the bodies of 134 people have been recovered from the river in this accident.
Gujarat Police has arrested nine people by registering an FIR in this case. The government has constituted an investigation team to investigate this accident.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 31, 2022, 20:49 IST