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Morbi Bridge Tragedy: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the bridge collapse site in Morbi – Watch Video

Morbi (Gujarat). Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the bridge accident site in Morbi and reviewed the ongoing search and rescue operation there. The Prime Minister also met the injured under treatment at a hospital. The officials informed the Prime Minister about the relief operation after the accident. At least 135 people, including women and children, were killed and over 100 were injured when a cable suspension bridge collapsed in the Machhu river on Sunday when a cable suspension bridge collapsed in Morbi town.

The Prime Minister did an aerial survey of the area before reaching the spot. This bridge used to connect Darbargarh Palace with Swaminarayan Mandir. Prime Minister Modi met the injured of the Morbi bridge accident, who are undergoing treatment at a hospital. He met at least six injured admitted in Morbi Civil Hospital. On Tuesday morning, the Indian Navy and NDRF teams resumed the rescue operation. Still some people are said to be missing. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar to review the situation in Morbi.

All possible help should be given to the affected people: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A PMO release said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on ensuring that the affected people get all possible help. The high-level meeting was attended by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Bhai Patel, Home Minister Harsh Shanghvi, Gujarat Chief Secretary and DGP, state Home Department and Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority and other top officials. The Prime Minister had earlier said that there would be no laxity in the rescue and relief operations. The Gujarat government has constituted a five-member committee to probe the bridge collapse incident. Nine people, including officials of Orewa, the bridge renovation company, ticket sellers and security personnel, have been arrested in connection with the Morbi bridge collapse.

Tags: Gujarat, Morbi Bridge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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