Morbi suspension bridge collapse, death toll rises to 141

5:26 PM, Monday, October 31st, 2022
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Ahmedabad : The death toll in the Morbi suspension bridge collapse has risen to 141 on Monday, 31 October. The casualties include 56 children, according to official figures.

The BJP MP from Rajkot said 12 of his relatives – all close relatives of his elder brother – were among those killed in the tragic accident, adding that nobody responsible will be spared.

Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi said that a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (intentional act causing death) and 114 (abettor present when offence committed).

The state information department said that apart from local rescue teams, five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), six platoons of State Disaster Response Force, a team of the Air Force, two teams of the Army and the Indian Navy each were involved in rescure operations throughout the night.

 

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