Morbi Bridge Collapse: Multiple Dead, Shocking CCTV footage

At 6:40 pm on Oct 30, Morbi bridge on Machhu river in Gujarat collapsed leading to the death of more than 140 people and injuring several others

Morbi Bridge Collapse: Multiple Fatalities

Around 300 people were reportedly present on the bridge on the occasion of Chhath Puja causing the suspension wires to snap, leading to collapse of bridge

Gujarat Bridge Collapse During Chhath Puja

CCTV footage showed the exact moment when the Morbi bridge collapsed

Morbi Bridge Collapse video

Gujarat’s Morbi bridge closed for the past 3 years was re-opened a few days back on Gujarati New Year (Oct 26) soon after repairs. Reportedly, No safety audit was done

Gujarat Bridge Collapse: No
Safety Audit

NDRF started the rescue operations immediately after the incident. Later, they were joined by Army, Navy and Air force personnel

177 people have been rescued
out of which 19 are undergoing treatment

Morbi Bridge Rescue Operations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced compensation for the victims of Gujarat Bridge Tragedy

-Rs 2 Lakh for kin of deceased
-Rs 50,000 for those injured

Ex-Gratia For Morbi Bridge Victims

FIR was lodged under sections:

-304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder)
-308 (intentional act causing death) 
-114 (abettor present when offence committed)

Gujarat Bridge Collapse: FIR Lodged

The 230-metre-long Gujarat bridge, locally known as 'Julto Pul', was built in the 19th century during British India and was inaugurated on
20 February, 1879

Gujarat Bridge's History

SIT has been formed for probing the incident. Multiple people still remain missing while the search operations are on as on Oct 31 

Gujarat Bridge Collapse: Aftermath

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