Banaskantha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets emotional while talking about yesterday’s bridge collapse tragedy in Machhu river in Gujarat’s Morbi district that killed over 130 people and injured many more.
— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2022
Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi informed on Monday that at least 132 people died in the Morbi hanging bridge collapse incident.
He added that a criminal case has already been filed in connection with the incident.
He said, “An investigation has begun today under the leadership of Range IGP,” Sanghavi said. Everyone worked all through the night. The Navy, NDRF (National Disaster Relief Force), Air Force and Army arrived at the spot quickly. More than 200 people have worked the entire night for search and rescue operations.”
After the bridge collapsed, teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force, NDRF, and Fire Brigade were deployed for the rescue efforts.
Following the incident, at midnight, the Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Minister Brijesh Merja, Minister of State Arvind Raiyani, Minister of State for Home Affairs Harsh Sanghvi, and Minister of State Arvind Raiyani were present at the scene and personally oversaw the rescue effort while providing instructions.
Union Minister Amit Shah Monday offered condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the incident.
The union minister said: “Several people lost their lives in yesterday’s incident in Gujarat. First of all, I express condolences to families of all those who died in the unfortunate incident. May all those who died, rest in peace.”
The Gujarat government has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the deceased, while PM Narendra Modi dedicated a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of those killed in the mishap.