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Gujarat Morbi Bridge Collapse LIVE Updates: Death toll rises to 91, rescue ops on

Gujarat's Morbi Machchhu River Pull Collapse: In a big mishap, over 500 people have fell in a river in Gujarat's Morbi after an overbridge constructed over the Machchhu River collapsed. Local people and government officials have started their rescue operations. As per initial inputs, the bridge is a local picnic spot that sees huge crowds on weekends and other holidays.

Gujarat Morbi Bridge Collapse LIVE Updates: Death toll rises to 91, rescue ops on
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Gujarat's Morbi Machchhu River Pull Collapse: In a big mishap, over 500 people have fell in a river in Gujarat's Morbi after an overbridge constructed over the Machchhu River collapsed. Local people and government officials have started their rescue operations. As per initial inputs, the bridge is a local picnic spot that sees huge crowds on weekends and other holidays.

No inputs have been received on the number of lives lost. However, if reports are to be believed, 91 people have lost their lives in the incident.

The area has no electricity connection - a factor that is making the rescue operations further difficult. Local MLA Lalit said that the overbridge was inaugurated just 6 months ago due to the elections. He alleged that the work was done in extreme haste and proper checks were not made. However, he said that the water level is not to high, and the chances of casualties due to drowning are extremely rare. 

Gujarat Morbi Machchhu River Pull Collapse LIVE UPDATES:

31 October 2022
00:03 AM

Gujarat CM reaches Morbi Civil Hospital 

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel reaches Morbi Civil Hospital where the patients injured in the Morbi cable bridge collapse are admitted. More than 60 people died after the cable bridge collapsed today evening.

23:57 PM

Garud Commandos pressed into rescue operation

Garud Commandos from Air Force pressed into rescue operations in Gujarat's Morb

23:53 PM

Indian Naval team sent 

Indian Naval Station Valsura in Jamnagar, Gujarat has sent a team of more than 40 personnel for rescue operations including marine commandos and seamen who are good swimmers: Defence officials

23:43 PM

Medical team reached accident site in Morbi 

An Indian Army team from an artillery brigade near Dhrangdhra, including doctors and paramedics, has already arrived at the accident site in Morbi and is assisting with rescue and relief efforts. Another Army team with doctors and other relief supplies is on its way to the scene: Officials from the military

23:32 PM

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel vists 

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel reaches the incident site in Morbi where more than 60 people died after a cable bridge collapsed today evening

23:22 PM

Gujarat Bridge Collapse: Total death toll 

Now the death toll has risen up to 91

23:20 PM

NDRF Director General on dispatched teams

The NDRF's DG Atul Karwal said that each of the three teams comprises 30 rescuers and four boats and is led by senior officers

23:06 PM

Former MLA on bridge collapse

Morbi`s former MLA Kantilal Amrutiya told the local media that he and his team had fished out at least 8 bodies and more than 80 persons are trapped in the Machhu river, after the hanging bridge collapsed.

22:57 PM

IAF planes with NDRF team takes off

IAF plane with NDRF team has taken off for relief ops. Another aircraft to be sent in an hour’s time. Helicopters put on stand-by for rescue ops in Jamnagar & other nearby locations. Garud commandos sent from Bhuj&other locations for Morbi: Defence officials

22:50 PM

NDRF DIG Mohsen Shahidi on rescue operation

Two more NDRF teams are being airlifted from Vadodara airport to Rajkot airport: NDRF DIG Mohsen Shahidi

22:35 PM

Cable bridge collapse: Relief operation

For rescue&relief ops 3 platoons of NDRF with 50 personnel of Indian Navy,30 personnel of IAF along with 2 columns of Army personnel&7 teams of Fire Brigade left for Morbi with advanced equipment from Rajkot,Jamnagar, Diu & Surendranagar: Gujarat CMO

21:58 PM

Here's what DG Atul Karwal says on Gujarat Morbi Bridge Collapse

'3 NDRF teams rushed to bridge collapse site in Gujarat from Gandhinagar, Vadodara; another team to be airlifted,' says DG Atul Karwal

21:51 PM

Death Toll Rising

"More than 60 people have died," says Gujarat Panchayat Minister Brijesh Merja, who is present at the incident spot

21:48 PM

Gujarat's Morbi cable bridge collapse: Here's what the eyewitnesses say 

Many people came here for the Diwali holidays and weekend; it is a tourist-friendly location. The incident occurred most likely as a result of the large crowd on the bridge. According to eyewitnesses, when it collapsed, people fell over each other. Sukram and Amit Patel

21:17 PM

Gujarat's Morbi cable bridge collapse

The death toll in Gujarat's Morbi cable bridge collapse has risen to 35, according to Gujarat Minister Brijesh Merja.

21:01 PM

Gujarat's Home Minister mentions the Offiial death toll

Harsh Sanghavi who is Gujarat's Home Minister says "Official death toll in the matter is 7" in Morbi cable bridge collapse

20:48 PM

President Droupadi Murmu Expresses Concern

The tragedy in Morbi, Gujarat has left me worried. My thoughts and prayers are with the affected people. Relief and rescue efforts will bring succour to the victims.

 

20:43 PM

Morbi cable bridge collapse

It's a sad & unfortunate incident. Around 6:30pm, the bridge in Morbi carrying 150 people collapsed. In just 15 mins, fire brigade, collector, district SP, doctors, ambulance reached the spot... I'll be reaching the spot too: Gujarat HM Harsh Sanghavi

20:21 PM

Watch LIVE FOOTAGE - Rescue Operations

20:13 PM

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel reaching Morbi

'I'm reaching Gandhinagar after shortening further programs with PM. MoS Home has been asked to reach the spot & guide the rescue operations. Troops including SDRF have been mobilized for rescue operations': tweets Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel

 

20:07 PM

Morbi cable bridge collapse incident: HM Amit Shah speaks to Gujarat HM Harsh Sanghvi

I've spoken to Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi & other state officials. Local administration is engaged in relief work, NDRF is also reaching the spot soon. Administration directed to provide immediate treatment to injured: HM Amit Shah

 

 

20:01 PM

PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of dead, Rs 50,000 for injured

19:56 PM

PM Narendra Modi speaks to CM Bhupendra Patel

PM Narendra Modi spoke Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel to discuss the situation and assure every possible help to the victims."PM spoke to Gujarat CM and other officials regarding the mishap in Morbi. He has sought urgent mobilisation of teams for rescue ops. He has asked that the situation be closely and continuously monitored, and extend all possible help to those affected," the PMO tweeted.

19:54 PM

Severe head injuries reported

The Machchu river had high number of stones and rocks at its surface, however, the water level was low. The people who have fell into the river have suffered severe head injuries.

 

19:52 PM

Nearly 30 people dead in Gujarat's Morbi

While no official inputs have been received on the number of lives lost, eyewitnesses claim that over 30 people may have died in the incident.

19:50 PM

Gujarat's Morbi Machchhu River Pull Collapse - over 500 fall in river

Over 500 people have fell into a river Gujarat's Morbi after an overbridge constructed over the Machchhu River collapsed.

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