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Gujarat Bridge Collapse: Death toll rises to 134, PM Modi condoles loss of live

Published on Oct 31, 2022 12:47 PM IST
  • Gujarat's minister Harsh Sanghvi told reporters that 132 people were confirmed dead and many were admitted to hospitals in critical condition.
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A century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into the Machchu river in Gujarat's Morbi district on Sunday sending hundreds plunging into the water and reportedly killing at least 134 in one of the worst accidents in the country in the past decade.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 31, 2022 12:47 PM IST

A century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into the Machchu river in Gujarat's Morbi district on Sunday sending hundreds plunging into the water and reportedly killing at least 134 in one of the worst accidents in the country in the past decade.(AFP)

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On Monday morning, military teams reached the site to hunt for people missing after the bridge collapsed into a river.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On Monday morning, military teams reached the site to hunt for people missing after the bridge collapsed into a river.(AFP)

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At least 177 survivors were reportedly pulled from the river and teams from the army, navy and air force were searching for others still missing, said Jigar Khunt, an information department official in Gujarat.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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At least 177 survivors were reportedly pulled from the river and teams from the army, navy and air force were searching for others still missing, said Jigar Khunt, an information department official in Gujarat.(AFP)

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A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed by the Gujarat Police in the bridge collapse incident against private agencies for attempt to commit culpable homicide and culpable homicide not amounting to murder.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed by the Gujarat Police in the bridge collapse incident against private agencies for attempt to commit culpable homicide and culpable homicide not amounting to murder.(AFP)

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Live video reports showed hundreds of others desperately clinging to the broken structure and trying to make their way to safety, as crowds onshore shouted or swam to try to rescue who had fallen in.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Live video reports showed hundreds of others desperately clinging to the broken structure and trying to make their way to safety, as crowds onshore shouted or swam to try to rescue who had fallen in.(AFP)

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Authorities said the 19th-century, colonial-era pedestrian bridge collapsed because it could not handle the weight of the large crowd, as the Hindu festival of Chhath Puja drew hundreds of sightseers to the recently opened tourist attraction.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Authorities said the 19th-century, colonial-era pedestrian bridge collapsed because it could not handle the weight of the large crowd, as the Hindu festival of Chhath Puja drew hundreds of sightseers to the recently opened tourist attraction.(AFP)

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The 232-meter (761-foot)-long bridge had been closed for repairs for almost six months and had reopened just four days earlier for the Gujarati New Year. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The 232-meter (761-foot)-long bridge had been closed for repairs for almost six months and had reopened just four days earlier for the Gujarati New Year. (AFP)

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Army soldiers carry the body of a victim after a suspension bridge collapsed in Morbi town in Gujarat.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Army soldiers carry the body of a victim after a suspension bridge collapsed in Morbi town in Gujarat.(REUTERS)

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Visuals from the disaster site showed the bridge split in the middle and the metal carriageway hanging down, its metal cables snapped in places.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Visuals from the disaster site showed the bridge split in the middle and the metal carriageway hanging down, its metal cables snapped in places.(REUTERS)

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State minister Harsh Sanghvi told reporters that emergency responders and rescuers worked overnight to search for the survivors. Most of the victims were teens, women and older people, he added.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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State minister Harsh Sanghvi told reporters that emergency responders and rescuers worked overnight to search for the survivors. Most of the victims were teens, women and older people, he added.(AP)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in his home state of Gujarat on a three-day visit, said he was “deeply saddened by the tragedy.” His office announced compensation to the families of the dead and urged for speedy rescue efforts.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in his home state of Gujarat on a three-day visit, said he was “deeply saddened by the tragedy.” His office announced compensation to the families of the dead and urged for speedy rescue efforts.(AP)

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