The Countdown Nigeria – Up to 60 people has been reported dead as Gujarat bridge in western state collapse on Sunday 30th October, 2022 causing users to sink inside the water according to official report.
According to report from CNN News The bridge in the town of Morbi had been recently renovated and the government would investigate how and why the incident occurred, said the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment of Gujrat, Brijesh Merja. The current focus was on search and rescue operations, he added.
Speaking to NDTV in an on-camera interview from the site of the tragedy, he said at least 17 people were being treated in the hospital.
Children were among those killed, MP Mohanbhai Kalyanji Kundariya told NDTV.
Personnel from India’s army, navy and air force are assisting in search and rescue operations according to the Chief Minister of India’s Gujarat state, Bhupendra Patel.
Patel said the armed forces would be assisting the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
Gujarat state minister Merja said three platoons of the NDRF, 50 Navy personnel, 30 Air Force personnel, two columns of army personnel and seven fire brigade teams from Rajkot, Jamnagar and Diu were deployed for rescue and relief efforts.
He also said an isolation ward has been set up at Rajkot civil hospital for treatment.
The families of the victims will receive money from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, according to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi tweeted saying he is “deeply saddened” by the tragedy at Morbi, saying rescue and relief operations are ongoing.