Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited Morbi city in the state on Sunday night and took stock of the ongoing rescue operation after a newly-restored suspension bridge over Machchhu river collapsed in the evening, killing at least 68 people. The more than a century-old bridge, which had reopened on October 26 after extensive repairs and renovation, collapsed around 6.30 pm. Catch all live updates here:
NDRF dispatches five teams for rescue operation
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has dispatched five teams on Sunday for a rescue operation after more than 60 people died in a cable bridge collapse in Gujarat’s Morbi city.
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel meets injured persons at Morbi Civil Hospital
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel met with the injured persons at Morbi Civil Hospital after they were injured in the collapse of the cable bridge.
Marine commandos, seamen rushed for rescue operation
The Indian Naval Station Valsura in Jamnagar, Gujarat has sent a team of more than 40 personnel for rescue operations including marine commandos and seamen in Morbi after the cable bridge collapsed that claimed lives of over 60 persons, informed the defence officials.
Death toll rises to 68, confirms Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi
The death toll has risen to 68 till now in Gujarat’s Morbi cable bridge collapse that occurred in Gujarat, state Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi confirmed on Monday.
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds review meeting after cable bridge collapses in Morbi
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Monday held a review meeting soon after a cable bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi on Sunday, claiming the lives of 68 people.