9 Accused Arrested for Morbi Bridge Collapse

As many as 9 folks have been arrested in reference to the Morbi bridge tragedy which claimed over 130 lives. The accused contains two managers of Oreva firm which undertook the restore work of the bridge earlier than it was opened final week, two ticket clerks together with two contractors and three safety guards for negligence.

Inspector Basic (Rajkot Vary) Ashok Raj knowledgeable {that a} Particular Investigation Staff will probe the incident.

“Round 100 ambulances, greater than 40 medical groups, 2 NDRF, 2 SDRF groups have been concerned within the rescue operation. It’s the second day of investigation our groups are engaged on it… Nobody can be spared by the police. The police and state authorities will act strictly towards everybody concerned,” he mentioned in a press convention in the present day.

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Personal group Oreva had been entrusted with restore work of the bridge which was opened to the general public after the completion of the renovation work. However the native municipality had not but issued any health certificates (after the renovation work), an official mentioned.

Over 133 folks have died thus far after a suspension bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi collapsed on Sunday. Simply 4 days into its reopening, the bridge on Machchhu river noticed an enormous rush of vacationers on Sunday and is claimed to have snapped because it couldn’t bear the burden of the folks standing on it. 132 folks have been reported lifeless thus far, whereas extra our bodies are reportedly being fished out.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the households of every of those that died and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Gujarat House Minister Harsh Sanghavi mentioned that the state authorities has shaped a committee to probe the collapse. An FIR was additionally lodged within the bridge collapse underneath sections 304 (culpable murder not amounting to homicide), 308 (intentional act inflicting loss of life) and 114 (abettor current when offence dedicated), towards whoever is discovered accountable, Sanghavi mentioned.

Hailed as “an engineering marvel”, the century-old bridge had been underneath renovation for over six months and was opened for the general public on Gujarati New Day on October 26.

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