Gujarat Bridge Collapse: Over 30 Dead, Hundreds Feared Trapped, CM Announces Ex-Gratia


Gandhinagar: A cable bridge collapsed in the Machchhu river in Gujarat’s Morbi district on Sunday evening, leaving several people injured.

According to reports, as many as 30 dead, and over 100 people are still feared trapped.

The bridge, which was restarted five days ago after renovation, collapsed as it could not bear the weight of the people standing on it.

Meanwhile, rescue operations are underway.

Ambulances have reached the spot to carry the injured to hospitals. The administration, with the help of locals, is rescuing people who fell into the river after the bridge collapse.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel expressed his condolences over the incident and announced compensation to the families of those who died in the tragedy.

“I express my condolences to the families of the citizens who lost their lives in the tragedy of Morbi. The state government will provide Rs 4 lakh to the family of each deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured,” CM Bhupendra Patel tweeted.

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