Morbi Cable Bridge Death Toll at 30; Rescue Ops Underway

GUJARAT: As many as 30 died and several were injured after a cable bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi today. There were about 500 people on the bridge when it collapsed, with around 100 still trapped in the water. NDRF AND SDRF forces have been engaged in the rescue operation.

Prime Minister Narendra, who was in Gujarat today, ordered urgent rescue operations. A compensation of Rs 2 lakh has been announced from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the family of each person who lost his or her life in the mishap and Rs 50,000 to each injured person. The state government has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the family of each deceased and Rs 50,000 to each injured.

The Morbi cable bridge is a historical structure built many years ago, it snapped in the middel say sources in the know. The bridge had reopened after renovation four days, the state govt said that has initiated an enquiry into the incident.

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