Tomorrow, the PM from Gujarat will visit the site of the bridge collapse.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is now in Gujarat, will travel to the city of Morbi tomorrow. A British-era bridge collapsed there Friday night, killing at least 141 people.
When the suspension bridge’s supporting cables snapped, there were roughly 500 people on it, including women and children, who fell into the river below.On the 150-year-old bridge in Morbi, several people were doing Chhath puja rituals.
The Prime Minister stated earlier today that the centre is offering the state all assistance.
“Even though I am in Ekta Nagar, I am considering the victims of the Morbi. Never in my life had I experienced such misery. A heart filled with anguish is one thing, but the road to duty is quite another “Speaking to the crowd at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat, where he had just presented flowers in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birthday, he added.
Morbi’s bridge over the Machchhu River has been closed for repairs for seven months. On October 26, the Gujarati New Year, it was reopened to the public without a fitness certification from the local authorities.
A criminal case has been filed, according to Gujarat’s Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi, and a five-person high-powered commission is looking into the bridge collapseAccording to him, whoever is found to be at blame has been charged with intentional conduct causing death and culpable homicide that does not constitute murder.
Each victim’s family will receive Rs. 4 lakh in compensation from the state government, in addition to Rs. 50,000 for those who were hurt. According to the prime minister, the families of the victims would receive $25,000 in financial assistance.