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132 killed as bridge collapses in Gujarat days after renovation

31 October 2022  

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NEW DELHI: As many as 132 people died after a cable bridge collapsed in the Machchhu river in Gujarat’s Morbi district last evening, India Today reported.

“Around 177 people have been rescued,” Gujarat Information Department said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to take cognizance of the matter and ordered an urgent mobilization of teams for rescue ops, the report said.

While several bodies were fished out from the river and sent for post-mortem, the injured were rushed to Morbi civil hospital, according to the report.

After the incident took place, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel rushed to Morbi to personally monitor the rescue operations and medical services.

He also announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 financial help to those injured in the accident. The chief minister is likely to camp in Morbi till the rescue operations are not over.

(Inputs from India Today)

Publish Date : 31 October 2022 09:44 AM

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