Zoom News : Nov 01, 2022, 06:37 PM
Morbi Bridge Collapse: Chinese President Xi Jinping has condoled the death of 135 people in the bridge collapse in Gujarat's Morbi city. In a condolence message sent to President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that he was 'shocked' to hear this news. According to China's official news agency Xinhua, President Jinping has expressed shock over the accident in his message.According to the agency, "Jinping on behalf of the Chinese government and people has expressed deep condolences on the death of the people and expressed condolences to their families and the injured." On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Qing also congratulated Prime Minister Modi. sent a condolence message. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has also sent a condolence message to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar over the incident in Morbi. Wang expressed his condolences over the deaths in the accident and expressed his sympathies to the families of the victims and the injured.PM Modi meets the injuredPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the bridge accident site in Morbi and reviewed the ongoing search and rescue operation there. The Prime Minister also met the injured under treatment at a hospital. The officials briefed the Prime Minister about the relief operation after the accident. On Sunday, 135 people died when the bridge fell into the Machhu river. The Prime Minister conducted an aerial survey of the area before reaching the spot. This bridge connected Darbargarh Palace with Swaminarayan Mandir. The Prime Minister reached the Darbargarh Palace where the officials briefed him about the accident and possible reasons for the collapse of the bridge.Death toll in Morbi accident was 135Gujarat government minister Rajendra Trivedi said the death toll in the Morbi bridge accident has risen to 135 and 170 others have been rescued so far. Officials said rescue operations in the Machhu river by the armed forces, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies are still on. Rajkot Range Inspector General (IG) Ashok Kumar Yadav had said on Monday that 134 people died when the bridge collapsed in Morbi on Sunday evening. Gujarat cabinet minister Trivedi said on Tuesday, "So far, 135 bodies have been recovered by rescue teams, while around 170 people who fell in the river have been rescued alive."