Morbi Bridge Collapse Updates: Death toll rises to 141


New Delhi: Over 141 bodies recovered, 180 persons rescued and still many people are feared missing till Monday morning after a bridge collapsed on the Machhu river in the Morbi town of Gujarat. Search operation likely to continue for another 24 hours, police said.

About 200 jawans from the Army, Navy, NDRF, SDRF, local fire brigade teams, and local drivers and swimmers have joined the search operation.

Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Harsh Sanghavi has said that a criminal case will be registered against the contractor and management, who renovated the suspension bridge.

The government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to inquire into the suspension bridge collapse.

Morbi town will voluntarily observe a bandh on Monday to mourn the death of people who lost their lives in the incident.


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