Gujarat bridge catastrophe: The bridge over River Machhu was remodelled last week and it was reopened on October 26, claim records

Ninety-one people were killed after a century-old wire bridge collapsed over River Machhu in Gujarat’s Morbi city this evening. Records claim there were numerous people on the bridge when it broke.

Here are 5 facts about the bridge over river Machhu

A private trust fund named Oreva renovated the bridge recently after obtaining the government’s tender, according to reports. The bridge had actually been shut for 7 months for improvement, officials stated. The bridge was reopened on October 26, authorities stated.

Morbi local agency chief Sandipsinh Zala informed NDTV that the business did not take a health and fitness certification from the authorities before opening the bridge.

“It was a federal government tender. Oreva group was meant to provide its renovation details and get a high quality check prior to opening up the bridge. However it did refrain so. The government was not mindful regarding this,” Mr Zala stated.

The other day, in a video, lots of people were seen on the bridge, jumping as well as running on it. The cord bridge was seen guiding because of their activities.

“The bridge was refurbished last week. We are additionally shocked. We are considering the matter,” Brijesh Merja, Priest of State, Labour and Work, told NDTV.

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Last Updated: 31 October 2022