The British-era suspension bridge in Morbi collapsed on Sunday evening – just 4 days after it reopened to the public complying with improvement. A minimum of 47 kids, a number of women as well as elderly are amongst the dead.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will certainly check out Gujarat’s Morbi today, where a century-old bridge fell down on Sunday, killing 134 people.

Here are the top 10 updates on Gujarat bridge collapse

The Head of state is anticipated to visit the event site in Morbi and also the civil hospital where the harmed have actually been confessed. He chaired a top-level meeting last night throughout which he was informed concerning the rescue initiatives.

The British-era suspension bridge in Morbi, which had actually been closed since March for restoration, broke down on Sunday evening – simply four days after it resumed to the general public. A minimum of 47 youngsters, a number of ladies and elderly are amongst the dead, according to the officials.

Nearly 500 people got on the bridge when it broke down. Though, the 150-year-old structure could take the weight of just about 125 individuals.

The bridge was opened to the general public ahead of routine by five months, the files reveal. The Oreva Team, the business that refurbished the bridge, did not take a physical fitness certificate from the civic authorities prior to opening up the bridge, which Morbi local company chief Sandipsinh Zala verified to NDTV on Sunday.

The business was bound by its contract to keep the bridge shut for at the very least 8 to 12 months for repair and maintenance. It was a “seriously careless as well as careless motion” to open up the bridge recently, the authorities claimed in an FIR.

Tickets were cost 12 to 17 on Sunday to greater than 400 people, officials claimed, which led to congestion on the “hanging bridge”, creating the old metal wires to pave the way. Gujarat’s forensics laboratory has actually likewise discovered that the bridge fell down under the weight of the huge thrill of people, resources have said.

Some of the old wires of the bridge in Morbi weren’t altered during the seven-month renovation by the Oreva Group, sources added.

While opening up the bridge last week, Oreva Handling Supervisor Jaysukhbhai Patel had actually said that the company had done “100 percent renovation in 2 crore” which it would stand up for a minimum of one more 8 to ten years.

9 individuals have been arrested in the event so far. Amongst them are supervisors of Oreva, ticket collectors, bridge repair contractors as well as three security guards whose job was to regulate the groups.

Individuals fell on top of each various other after the bridge snapped. Videos revealed numerous desperately clinging to the remains of the bridge while some were seen swimming to safety and security. Principal Minister Bhupendra Patel has actually proclaimed a statewide mourning on Wednesday for the sufferers of the bridge collapse.

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Last Updated: 1 November 2022