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Morbi bridge collapse Highlights: Rescue teams looking for the last missing person, says district administration

Morbi bridge collapse Highlights: Rescue teams looking for the last missing person, says district administration

Morbi bridge collapse Highlights: Rescue teams looking for the last missing person, says district administration
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The toll in Morbi bridge collapse has risen to 134. Nine people have been detained over the incident. The bridge was reopened five days ago after extensive repairs and renovation. It is alleged that local authorities had not issued a "fitness certificate" after the renovation work. "People were hanging from cables and then slipped down," a witnessed said while recalling the horror. While search and rescue operations is underway at the site, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is providing all possible help. Follow Live updates here.

Live Updates

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Oct 31, 2022 10:44 PM

Gujarat to observe state-wide mourning on November 2

Oct 31, 2022 9:57 PM

Rescue team looking for the last missing person

Only one more person is missing and rescue teams are looking for the last missing person, says the Morbi district administration.

Oct 31, 2022 9:29 PM

Morbi administration renovated and reopened bridge, says CM Nitin Patel

Oct 31, 2022 9:14 PM

Helpline numbers: 

> Helpline number for inquiries about missing people in the Morbi bridge collapse incident: 02822-243300
> District Helpline : +91 2822 1077

Oct 31, 2022 8:54 PM

PM Modi chairs a high-lever meeting to review Morbi situation 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in Morbi, at Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar earlier today.
He was briefed about the ongoing rescue operations at the site. He again emphasised on ensuring that those affected get all possible assistance. The high level meeting was attended by CM Bhupendra Patel, MoS Home Harsh Sanghavi, the Chief Secretary and DGP of Gujarat, along with other top officials including those from the Home Department of the State & Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority.

Morbi bridge collapse Highlights: Rescue teams looking for the last missing person, says district administration
Oct 31, 2022 8:35 PM

Oreva group claims it spent Rs 2 crore on renovation

Oreva group, the firm that was given a contract by the Morbi Municipality to repair and operate the century-old hanging bridge for 15 years had claimed on October 26 that it had roped in experts for the repair work, adding that the material used was built as per specifications by “specialised firms”, CNN-News18 reported, citing documents assessed by PTI. 

Oct 31, 2022 8:06 PM

The nine persons arrested include contractors, security guards, Oreva group managers, among others

Oct 31, 2022 7:44 PM

WATCH: Visuals of the rescue operation earlier in the day

Oct 31, 2022 7:30 PM

Heard three sounds and then the bridge collapsed, says survivor

Oct 31, 2022 7:29 PM

A special investigation team has been formed to probe the case

Oct 31, 2022 7:05 PM

Contractors, ticket clerks, security guards booked for negligence 

The nine persons arrested in the Morbi bridge collapse case include two managers of Oreva company, two contractors, two ticket clerks and three security guards Rajkot IG Ashok Yadav said.

Oct 31, 2022 6:40 PM

Oreva company's manager and eight others arrested

9 people, including the Oreva company manager, have been arrested under Sections 304, 308 and 114 of Indian Penal Code, said Ashok Kumar Yadav, IG Rajkot

Oct 31, 2022 6:24 PM

Esablishments in Morbi remain shut to mourn the lives lost in the bridge collapse incident

Oct 31, 2022 6:20 PM

Nine arrested in Morbi bridge collapse case

Police arrested nine people in connection with the bridge collapse incident. Officials have registered a criminal case against unnamed people responsible for the renovation, maintenance and management of the suspension bridge that collapsed in Morbi city, killing 134 people, CNN-News18 reported, citing a Reuters report.

Oct 31, 2022 6:19 PM

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