About 141 people have died, while more than a 100 other have been admitted and are under treatment after a colonial era cable bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi town on Sunday evening, plunging over 350 people into the river.
Several teams of NDRF and personnel of Navy and Air Force have been ordered to be airlifted to the site to help in the rescue efforts and comb the river bed as many people are feared drowned in the 10 feet deep water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is Kevadia in Gujarat’s Narmada district, turned emotional while reacting to the loss of lives in the Morbi bridge tragedy. “Troupes from across country came to Kevadia to perform traditional dances, but their programme has been cancelled due to present circumstance,” said the visibly emotional Prime Minister.
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