Thu. Feb 9th, 2023
60 dead as bridge collapses into river in western India: video shows people clinging desperately

60 dead as bridge carrying hundreds of people suddenly plunges into Indian river – leaving desperate few to cling to mutilated wreck

At least 60 people have died after bridge collapse in western India
Video footage shows the collapse that left people clinging for safety
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘deeply saddened’ by tragedy

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A major rescue operation is underway after a cable bridge collapses in the Morbi region of Gujarat, western India, killing at least 60 people on Sunday night.

Video footage has emerged of the collapse of the bridge, which was carrying hundreds of people. leaving many on the bridge clinging desperately for safety.

Images show the bridge falling into the water and those on the bridge being thrown into the water

Footage of the wreckage of the bridge shows those on the bridge clinging desperately for safety

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Morbi. Talked about this with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and other officials.

“Relief and rescue operations are in full swing and all necessary assistance is being provided to those affected.”

Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel tweeted: ‘I offer my condolences to the families of the civilians who lost their lives in the tragedy of Morbi.

“The state government will provide Rs 4 lakh to the family of each deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.”

“The news of the accident caused by the failure of the cable bridge over the Machhu River in Morbi, Gujarat, is very sad.

“The Gujarat government and administration quickly learned of the incident and issued the necessary guidelines for emergency relief and rescue. I wish the wounded a speedy recovery.’

This is an ongoing breaking story and will be updated.

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