Gujarat News / 140-year-old suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat, 400 people fell in the river, more than 10 deaths were reported

Zoom News : Oct 30, 2022, 08:24 PM
Gujarat News: A major accident took place in Morbi, Gujarat on Sunday. Here, many people fell into the river due to the breakdown of the cable bridge built in the Machhu river. This incident happened in the evening, when people were celebrating Chhath. Rescue operation is going on to rescue people from the river. It is being told that hundreds of people were present on the bridge. The weight of the people was so much that the cable bridge suddenly broke and people fell straight into the river.

Rescue operation is going on on war footing

Many people are feared drowning in the river due to the collapse of the cable bridge. Rescue operation is going on on war footing. This cable bridge was built over the Machhu river in Morbi. It is being told that after the repair, this cable bridge was opened for movement only five days ago. The rescue team is engaged in rescuing the people. People submerged in water are being rescued and sent to hospitals. It is being told that around 400-500 people were present on the bridge at the time of the accident. This bridge was very old. After repairing it was again opened to the general public and now such a big accident has happened.

PM Modi asked to provide all possible help

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel and other officials regarding the Morbi accident. He demanded immediate mobilization of teams for the rescue operation. He has asked to closely and continuously monitor the situation and provide all possible help to the affected people.

Relief and rescue work is on: CM

Regarding the accident, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel tweeted, "I am deeply saddened by the tragedy of cable bridge collapse in Morbi. Relief and rescue work is on. Instructions have been given to make arrangements for immediate treatment of the injured. I am in this regard. I am in constant touch with the district administration." In another tweet, he said, "Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to me about the Morbi tragedy and took stock of the situation. The Prime Minister has given necessary instructions and guidance regarding the entire situation and rescue operation."

The repair of the bridge was going on for 7 months.

It is worth noting that the repair of this bridge was going on for the last 7 months. The renovation work was done by a trust. On Sunday, a large number of people had reached here with their families on the occasion of Chhath. At the same time, due to the opening of the bridge after so long, people had also reached here to take pictures and selfies. After the accident, many pictures of the cable bridge have come to the fore. It can be seen that the bridge has broken from the middle and has fallen into the river. After the bridge collapsed, many people got stuck in the middle.