The Heritage Brit present in Morbi district collapsed on Sunday evening.
Around 400 people were present on the bridge at the time of the accident. The number of deaths is increasing continuously.
Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Gujarat CM expressed grief over the accident by tweeting.
Ahmedabad. A painful accident happened on Sunday evening in Morbi district of Gujarat, where the cable bridge over the Machhu river suddenly broke down, in which many people have lost their lives. The Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the Chief Minister of Gujarat have expressed grief over the incident by tweeting and have also announced compensation to the families of the deceased. At the same time, a video related to this incident is going viral on social media. In the video going viral, people who fell in the river are trying to get out by swimming.
Many people can be seen swimming towards the shore after the bridge collapsed. Some people were present near the broken end of the bridge. Which very little had fallen on the side of the water. Women and children are clearly visible in the video. Let us tell you that recently the bridge was reopened after repairs.
#WATCH , Several people feared to be injured after a cable bridge collapsed in the Machchhu river in Gujarat’s Morbi area today
PM Modi has sought urgent mobilization of teams for rescue ops, while Gujarat CM Patel has given instructions to arrange immediate treatment of injured pic.twitter.com/VO8cvJk9TI
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2022
Let us tell you that this cable bridge built on the Machhu river was quite old. It was included in the heritage bridge. It was reopened after Diwali after repairs on the Gujarati New Year itself. According to the information, the bridge was closed for about 7 months for repairs. It was opened only two days ago. Around 400 people were present on this bridge at the time of the accident, out of which 100 people fell into the river.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to the families of those who lost their lives in this accident, while 50 thousand to the injured. On the other hand, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Singh Patel has announced an assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, while Rs 50,000 for the injured.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 30, 2022, 22:30 IST