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PM in Gujarat “Pained” by bridge collapse tragedy, says ‘Government with families of the victims’

PM Modi said that the government is with the families of the victims in every way. The Gujarat government is engaged in relief and rescue work since last evening. All possible help is being given to the Gujarat government from the central government. NDRF and Army are deployed.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: On the incident of cable bridge collapse in Morbi during a program in Gujarat today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that I am here in Ekta Nagar but my mind is connected with the victims of Morbi. I express my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the accident. The government is with the families of the victims in every way. The Gujarat government is engaged in relief and rescue work since last evening. All possible help is being given to the Gujarat government from the central government. NDRF and Army are deployed.

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Addressing the people at the Statue of Unity in Kevadiya, Gujarat, the PM further said that today National Unity Day is giving us condolences to unite in this hour of sorrow and stay on the path of our duty. Treatment is going on continuously in the hospital. CM Bhupendra Patel reached Morbi only after getting the news of the accident. A committee has been formed to investigate. There will be no shortage in relief and rescue work. PM said, NDRF, Army and Air Force are engaged in relief and rescue work. Priority is being given to minimize the problems of the people.

Let us tell you, the cable bridge built on the Machhu river was broken in Morbi city of Gujarat on Sunday evening. There were 500 people on this bridge. Many people were performing Chhath Puja on the 150-year-old bridge, located 300 km from Ahmedabad, when the accident happened. So far more than 141 people have died in this accident.

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