- The more than 100-year-old bridge, which had just reopened on October 26 after being fixed and fixed up for a long time, fell down around 6:30 pm when it was full of people.
- The investigation will be taken very seriously, and we'll do everything that needs to be done "Harsh Ramesh Sanghvi, who is the home minister of Gujarat, said.
More than 130 people died when a suspension bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi district fell into the Machchhu river on Sunday evening. Another 177 people were saved. Teams from the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire department, and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are working together to save people. Several teams of the NDRF were flown to Morbi by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to help with the rescue operation as it went on through the night.
Rescue boats and life jackets have been sent by the city and the fire department to help save people. Over 25 ambulances from different places have been sent to the scene, and three Army ambulances and several private ambulances are also waiting. Seven Navy deep divers with lights have also been sent to Porbandar to dive deep.
Morbi cable bridge collapse | Police, local administration, SDRF, Indian Coast Guard and fire department continue to carry out search and rescue operation.
68 people died after the cable bridge collapsed yesterday evening. pic.twitter.com/EN9p5jQgvH
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Police, local government, the SDRF, the Indian Coast Guard, and the fire department kept looking for people after the Morbi bridge collapsed and killed more than 100 people and hurt many more.
RESCUE OPERATIONS TO CONTINUE
“As of early morning, more than 100 people had died. There have been about 177 people saved. 19 people are under treatment. Search operations are being done by the Army, Navy, Air Force, NDRF, and Fire Brigade “In a statement, the Gujarat Information Department said that.
“The rescue effort is still going on. Around 3 am at night, the Indian Army got here. We are trying to find the dead people. Teams from the NDRF are also working to save people “Major Gaurav from the Indian Army said this.
As rescue work went on, two platoons of the SDRF from Jamnagar, three platoons each from Gondhal and Vadodara, and a total of 149 people were at the scene. The Indian army sent over 20 rescue boats and 50 divers from Jamnagar and Porbandar to help find the missing people in the Machu river.
Gujarat | Rescue operation underway at the incident site in Morbi where 68 people died after a cable bridge collapsed today evening. pic.twitter.com/HAlchn0KUb
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2022
A rescue team from Jamnagar Garuda Commando and two companies from Surandnagar and Bhuj were also there to help.
Rescue efforts in Jamnagar and other nearby places will use helicopters, which have been put on standby. Garud commandos have been sent to Morbi from places like Bhuj.
More than 40 people, including marine commandos and seamen who are good swimmers, have been sent by the Indian Naval Station Valsura in Jamnagar, Gujarat, to help with rescue operations.
MORBI BRIDGE COLLAPSE
The more than 100-year-old bridge, which had just reopened on October 26 after being fixed and fixed up for a long time, fell down around 6:30 pm when it was full of people. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel of Gujarat went to the city of Morbi in the state on Sunday night to see how the rescue operation was going.
“CM Bhupendra Patel is keeping an eye on things. It is being worked on by government agencies. There will be NDRF, Navy, and Air Force. The investigation will be taken very seriously, and we’ll do everything that needs to be done “Harsh Ramesh Sanghvi, who is the home minister of Gujarat, said.
Bhupendra Patel and Harsh Sanghavi went to the Morbi Civil Hospital to see the injured people who had been hurt in the accident. During the visit, survivors told the chief minister what they had been through.
The state government said it would pay Rs 4 lakh to the families of those who died and Rs 50,000 to those who were hurt.