At least 141 people have died in Gujarat after a British-era bridge collapsed just a week after renovation. The suspension bridge — 200 km from Ahmedabad — collapsed at 6.42 pm on Sunday when around 500 people had congregated on it to perform some rituals in connection with the Chhath puja.
About 19 people have been admitted to the hospital with serious injuries, officials said, adding that the rescue work is being carried out using boats.
Eyewitnesses say there were several women and children on the nearly 150-year-old bridge when cables supporting it snapped, sending scores of people tumbling into the river below.
Here are the updates on Gujarat cable bridge collapse:
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#Statement | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sincere condolences to the friendly Republic of #India, due to the unfortunate collapse of a suspension bridge in the western Indian state of #Gujarat, which caused a number of casualties. pic.twitter.com/BemvFACuu9
– Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) October 31, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Gujarat, will visit the Morbi city tomorrow where at least 141 people have died after a British-era bridge collapsed last evening.
Around 500 people, including women and children, were on the suspension bridge when the cables supporting it snapped, sending people crashing into the river below. Many were performing Chhath puja rituals on the 150-year-old bridge in Morbi.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister said that the centre is extending all help to the state.
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Twelve family members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajkot Mohanbhai Kundariya died in the suspension bridge collapse incident in Gujarat’s Morbi on Sunday.
“Among the dead, there are five children,” an official said.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his anguish over the bridge tragedy in Gujarat.
गुजरात के मोरबी में हुए पुल हादसे की खबर बेहद दुःखद है। ऐसे मुश्किल समय में मैं सभी शोकाकुल परिवारों को अपनी गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करता हूं।
सभी कांग्रेस कार्यकर्ताओं से अपील करता हूं कि दुर्घटना में घायल व्यक्तियों की हर संभव सहायता करें और लापता लोगों की तलाश में मदद करें।
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 30, 2022
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Gujarat forms high-power probe committee
The Gujarat government on Monday announced that a high-powered committee has been set up to investigate the incident of the collapse of the suspension bridge in Morbi district of Gujarat in which the death count has climbed to 141.
Amit Shah expresses grief over loss of lives
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed his grief over the loss of lives after the Morbi bridge collapsed over the Machchu river collapsed.
Ninety-one people were killed after a century-old cable bridge collapsed over River Machhu in Gujarat’s Morbi city this evening. Reports say there were hundreds of people on the bridge when it snapped.
At least 132 people have died in Gujarat after a British-era bridge collapsed just a week after renovation. The suspension bridge — 200 km from Ahmedabad — collapsed at 6.42on Sunday when around 500 people had congregated on it to perform some rituals in connection with the Chhath puja.
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