- Even the central government offered every bit of help in order to carry out the rescue and relief operations in a military manner.
- Around 180 people have been saved thus far, 133 bodies have been found, and many more are still presumed lost. The search activity will probably last for the ensuing few hours.
When a decades-old hanging bridge collapsed on Sunday evening in Gujarat’s Morbi district, killing at least 133 people and injuring over 100 more, nine columns of the Indian Army rushed to the scene. Approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, the first column arrived at the scene of the event, information supplied by the Surendernagar district civil administration. In the search and rescue efforts at the scene of the tragedy, some 300 Army men were deployed.
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF), and Coast Guard officials were receiving assistance from these Army columns, which were outfitted with engineer stores. They were also helping the civil administration and police at the scene manage the crowds and maintain security while assisting the NDRF, SDRF, and Coast Guard officials in their rescue efforts.
Army columns began crowd control and dispersal as soon as they arrived, clearing a path from the scene of the accident to the civil hospital. The columns assisted with search activities as soon as they boarded the NDRF, SDRF, and state fire department boats. In three hospitals, including the government civil hospital, Krishna hospital, and Ayush hospital, four medical columns provided assistance in the care of survivors.
The Indian Army stated that it was “completely committed” to helping the Civil Administration and all other agencies with HADR operations to treat survivors and recover any leftover dead as part of search efforts.
Soon after the tragedy was reported, the Gujarati government acted swiftly. Rescue and search operations were coordinated by the state’s administration, NDRF troops, and other authorities. Even the central government offered every bit of help in order to carry out the rescue and relief operations in a military manner.
Around 180 people have been saved thus far, 133 bodies have been found, and many more are still presumed lost. The search activity will probably last for the ensuing few hours. On Monday, Morbi Town will voluntarily observe a bandh in remembrance of those lost in the disaster.