At least 91 dead and 100 missing when a suspension bridge collapsed in India
At least 91 people died and a hundred others were missing. When a suspension bridge collapsed over a river in the Indian state of Gujarat, in the west of the country, the Minister of State for Housing and Rural Development, Brijesh Mirja, confirmed when Times of India.
The suspension bridge of Morbe, over the Machu River, was a The historical structure that was restored and reopened to the public only four days ago Celebrating the Gujarati New Year.
Rajkot MP Mohan Kundria. The number of wounded is estimated to be around 100. Although this number can not be verified.
According to media witnesses, some of them 500 people, including women and children, were crossing the collapsed bridge.
The Minister of State for Employment, Housing and Development, Rusal Brijesh Marjah, explained that “it was inaugurated last week. We are shocked too. The government bears responsibility for this tragedy.” He confirmed in comments to the NDTV network.
Mirja confirmed the arrival of three factions of the rescue forces, 50 Indian Navy personnel plus two columns of army personnel and seven firefighting crews from Rajkot, Jamnagar and Diu.
According to the same sources, Dozens of people could have drowned Many of them may remain trapped under the rubble.
For now, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Announcing the Help of the Relatives of the Deceased It ordered the deployment of a special rescue to help those affected by the tragedy in an area difficult to reach by land.
The National Aid Fund of the Prime Minister’s Office paid an amount A concession of 20 thousand rupees (4 thousand and 8 Mexican pesos). To help the families of the victims.
The opposition blamed the incident on the ruling party. Bharatiya Hanata (BJP), for whom they requested a commission of inquiry and asserted that the bridge did not have the necessary municipal mandate to reopen.
(with information from Europe Press)
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