Nine Arrested After In Gujarat’s Morbi Bridge Collapse Kills 140


Gandhinagar: As many as nine persons have been arrested on Monday in connection with the collapse of the cable suspension bridge on the Machchhu river in Morbi in Gujarat.

Police have registered an FIR on charges of culpable homicide against agencies given the task of maintenance and operation of the bridge in Morbi city

According to police, those arrested include two managers and two ticket booking clerks of Oreva group that was managing the bridge.

The case was registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide).

At least 140 people were killed after the suspension bridge on the Machchhu river in Morbi collapsed on Sunday evening, according to police.

Meanwhile, the Gujarat government has constituted a five-member committee headed to probe the bridge collapse incident.

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