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breaking news At least 32 dead in the collapse of the Morbi suspension bridge


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“Due to the collapse of the bridge, several people fell into the river. A rescue operation is underway. According to reports, several people have been injured. They are being rushed to hospitals,” the official said. local MP and Minister of State Brijesh Merja.

At least 32 people have died and several were injured after a nearly century-old suspension bridge collapsed on the Machchhu River in Gujarat’s Morbi on Sunday evening.

The bridge, which was recently reopened to the public after renovations, collapsed as it could not support the weight of people standing on it.

“Due to the collapse of the bridge, several people fell into the river. A rescue operation is underway. According to reports, several people have been injured. They are being rushed to hospitals,” the official said. local MP and Minister of State Brijesh Merja.

According to eyewitnesses, there were several women and children on the suspension bridge when it broke.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the families of each of those who died in a bridge collapse in the Gujarat town of Morbi.

Modi also spoke with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and other officials over the incident. He requested the urgent mobilization of teams for rescue operations, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from the PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) for the next of kin of each of those who lost their lives in the Morbi accident. injured would receive Rs. 50,000,” the PMO said in a series of tweets.

“Prime Minister @narendramodi spoke with CM of Gujarat @Bhupendrapbjp and other officials regarding the Morbi accident. He requested the urgent mobilization of teams for rescue operations,” he said. declared.

The prime minister called for the situation to be monitored closely and continuously, and for all possible help to be given to those affected, he added.

The bridge, which was recently reopened to the public after renovations, collapsed because it could not support the weight of people standing on it, officials said.


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