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Gujarat Morbi bridge collapse: After high-level review, PM Modi says ‘extensive inquiry’ is need of the hour – Highlights

Gujarat Morbi Bridge Collapse Highlights: PM Modi inspected the accident site along with Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel; he also conducted an aerial survey

Gujarat Morbi bridge collapse: After high-level review, PM Modi says ‘extensive inquiry’ is need of the hour – Highlights
PM Modi visits the accident site along with Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel. (Image Source: ANI)

Morbi Bridge collapse in Gujarat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Morbi tragedy site on Tiesday. He inspected the collapse site via an aerial survey and also visited the site himself with some top senior officials to take stock of the situation. The PM will also be meeting the injured who were admitted to the hospital.

meanwhile, The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a PIL demanding a court-monitored judicial inquiry into the Morbi bridge collapse. The top court would hear the plea on November 14th.

Watch CCTV footage of the exact moment the bridge collapsed:

The tragic incident that unfolded on Sunday led to the death of at least 135 people. The PM is on a three-day visit to Gujarat ahead of the state Assembly polls. He had earlier paid tributes to the people who died in the horrific incident. The suspension bridge on the Machchu river collapsed on Sunday evening. The CCTV footage showed people shaking the bridge post which, it came crashing down.

Also Read | Morbi bridge collapse: ‘Never seen anything like this’ — Eyewitnesses recount night of horror that claimed over 130 lives

In March, the local Morbi government gave a 15-year contract to the Oreva group to maintain the bridge. The Oreva group includes companies which make clocks, mosquito zappers and electric bikes. The bridge was closed the same month for repairs.

In fact, it has been repaired many times, which also involved replacing of original parts over the years. The bridge was then reopened on October 26th. Sandeepsinh Zala, a Morbi official, told the Indian Express that Oreva reopened the bridge without obtaining a fitness certificate first.

The investigation of the accident has led to the arrest of at least nine people on charges of culpable homicide. Two of the people who have been arrested are managers of the Oreva Group.

Here are the highlights of PM Modi’s visit to the Morbi’s bridge collapse site.

(With Agency Inputs)

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Morbi Bridge Collapse Live: The Oreva Group is being invistigated after a 140-year-old suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi that claimed over 130 lives on Sunday.

19:01 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM says ‘detailed inquiry need of the hour

During the high-level review meet, PM Modi said that there is a need for a detailed inquiry into the causes of the Morbi bridge tragedy. He has also directed the officials to implement the findings at the soonest. He also told the local administration to keep in touch with the families of the victims and the survivors to provide all necessary help.

18:40 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: AAP posts clip from tragedy site, accuses BJP of saving Oreva

The Aam Aadmi Party took to Twitter to post a short clip of people covering up the poster of Oreva, the company that was responsible for the maintenance of the Morbi suspension bridge. The party says that the FIR doesn't name the company and now every possible effort is being made to save the company from bad name. In its tweet, the AAP has asked the BJP whether it has received large donation from Oreva?

18:13 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM chairs review meet in Morbi

Latest reports from Morbi suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a high-level meeting to review the aftermath of the suspension bridge tragedy.

17:41 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi meets rescuers

Apart from the survivors, the Prime Minister also met with the team of men and women who played a key role in the mega rescue operation after the tragedy stuck Morbi.

17:32 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Here are the first visuals of PM Modi meeting the survivors

PM Modi, who is in Morbi, met with a group of survivors of the suspension bridge tragedy. Here are the visuals of inside the hospital in Morbi.

16:58 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM to take a review meeting – Report

The PM will reportedly take a review meeting of the entire incident at the SP office. Officials who are monitoring the situation at the ground, will all be present at the review meeting.

16:54 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi leaves the hospital, reaches SP office

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the SP office in Gujarat's #morbi after visiting the incident site of bridge collapse & meeting the injured at Morbi Civil Hospital, reports ANI.

16:49 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Modi has arrived at the hospital

PM Modi is at the Civil Hospital interacting with the people who were injured in the bridge collapse.

16:47 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Modi on his way to the hospital

PM Modi is on his way to the Morbi Civil Hospital, according to latest reports

16:44 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Modi expected to spend time with locals

Modi is expected to spend time with locals and talk to the victims. He will be taking a detailed assessment from the officials as well.

16:39 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi to interact with victims of tragedy

PM Modi has arrived at the hospital to interact with the victims of tragedy.

16:33 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi being briefed, See pictures here
PM Modi today met persons who were involved in rescue and relief operations when the cable bridge collapse mishap struck Morbi. pic.twitter.com/O0Oy8NBscP
— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2022
16:30 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM expected to visit injured people at the hospital

PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit the injured people at the Morbi Civil Hospital now.

16:25 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi leaving collapse site

PM Modi is now leaving the collapse site and will now visit the Morbi Civil Hospital

16:21 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi currently at the collapse site

PM Modi is currently inspecting the accident site with top officials. He will later visit the Morbi Civil Hospital

16:17 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi to visit Morbi Civil Hospital

PM Modi has completed the aerial survey. Will soon visit the accident site and Morbi Civil Hospital.

16:14 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Several missing complaints filed

Rescue operations are still on due to several missing complaints at the collapse site.

16:12 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM to meet the bereaved families

Bereaved families and family members of the injured people are all waiting to meet the PM shortly.

16:11 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Crowd gathers at the collapse site to meet the PM

The crowd has gathered at the collapse site to meet the Prime Minister. The crowd includes the local people who have been waiting to meet the Prime Minister.

16:07 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM to meet senior officers at accident site

The PM is going to be at the collapse site reportedly in next 10 minutes. He will first take the briefing at the tower at the accident site. He is also going to meet the senior officers of all the forces that are carrying out the rescue operations.

16:05 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi to meet injured at civic hospital

PM Modi to take ground assessment post meeting the people who were injured in the accident and were admitted to the civic hospital in Morbi.

16:02 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi currently surveying the collapse site
#morbibridgecollapse | Prime Minister Narendra Modi approaches the incident site in Morbi, Gujarat, while the search and rescue operation is underway in the Machchhu river.

Death toll in the incident stands at 135 so far. pic.twitter.com/apg6x7L8uT
— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2022
15:59 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi to land any moment now

PM Modi can land any moment. He has been in touch with the DGP, Chief Secretary since Sunday evening and has been trying to take stock of the situation.

15:54 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi conducts aerial survey in Morbi

PM Modi arrives in Morbi to review situation, conducts aerial survey

15:51 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Trinamool takes a dig at BJP for cleaning up hospital in Morbi

The Trinamool Congress took a dig at the Gujarat government on Tuesday by thanking it for cleaning up a hospital in Morbi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit and meet the victims of the bridge collapse, reported PTI. Visuals of the Gujarat hospital being cleaned up in anticipation of Modi's visit have gone viral on social media.

15:26 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Manish Sisodia says bridge collapse was not an accident, but “killing” of people

The Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat was not an accident, but the murder of over 130 innocent people by the BJP's “corrupt” rule in the state, the AAP charged on Tuesday, and posed five questions to the saffron party, saying people will vote on them in the upcoming assembly elections. “This is not an accident. This is the killing of people by the BJP's corruption,” AAP leader Manish Sisodia told a press conference at the AAP headquarters, reported PTI.

15:11 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Ex-gratia announced

Rs 4 lakhs each ex-gratia amount given to the families of deceased by state govt & Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF, Rs 50,000 each to injured. 17 persons remain hospitalised. 2 people remain missing: Gujarat Disaster Management minister Rajendra Trivedi, as quoted by ANI

14:58 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Picture from collapse site

People watch rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable bridge that collapsed on Sunday in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. A century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into the river Sunday evening, sending hundreds plunging in the water in one of the country's worst accidents in years. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

14:48 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Injured admitted are now stable, says official

As per an AP report, an officer has said that at least 196 people have been rescued and all 10 of the injured are now stable.

14:38 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: 12 boats, 125 people deployed at collapse site

“We're expecting the dead bodies of 2 people & are conducting a thorough search. Divers are conducting searches deep into the river. 12 boats along with a team of 125 people deployed at the spot,” says Prasanna Kumar, Commandant, NDRF Vadodara, as quoted by ANI.

14:30 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Search, rescue operations continue
Gujarat | Rescue operation continues at the site in Machchhu River in Morbi where a bridge collapsed leaving 135 dead & scores injured till now. pic.twitter.com/37owK4jZ0y
— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2022
14:12 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal on Morbi incident

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the allegations of conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar paying Rs 10 crore to AAP minister Satyendra Jain as “protection money” is an attempt to divert attention from the Morbi incident, reports PTI.

13:57 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: No action against Morbi civic officials yet

As of now, there has been no action against Morbi civic officials.

13:39 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Delhi CM Kejriwal says Morbi bridge collapse result of massive corruption

Morbi Bridge collapse in Gujarat was result of massive corruption , said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He also prayed for those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

13:13 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Ahmedabad’s Oreva Farms locked

Ahmedabad's Oreva Farms locked, reports ANI. Nine people, including managers of Oreva company, have been arrested.

13:10 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: See picture, Injured admitted in Morbi hospital

Mahesh bhai Chavda, 18, who was injured after a suspension bridge collapsed, is surrounded by his relatives as he sits on a hospital bed in Morbi town in the western state of Gujarat, India, November 1, 2022. (Image: Reuters)

12:49 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel gives condolences to bereaved families

” I express my condolences to the bereaved families of the victims of the #morbi incident. May the affected families find the strength to go through the pain,” says Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, as quoted by ANI, at 'Mangarh Dham Ki Gaurav Katha' program in Banswara in Rajasthan.

12:32 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: ‘Act of fraud’ or mere accident? Asks Uddhav-faction

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction has said that the Gujarat government cannot shirk away from its responsibility for the loss of lives in Morbi bridge collapse and asked whether it should be termed as an “act of fraud, conspiracy or a mere accident”, reported PTI. The Police has arrested nine persons, including four from the Oreva group that was responsible for managing the suspension bridge.

12:14 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: PM Modi to visit accident site today

PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit the accident site later on Tuesday evening. He had earlier expressed his grief and said he was “deeply saddened by the tragedy”. The Prime Minister's office announced compensation for the families of the dead.

11:51 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Atal bridge to have hourly cap on number of visitors

According to a PTI report, the Ahmedabad civic body has decided to restrict the number of persons on the pedestrian-only Atal Bridge on the Sabarmati River to 3,000 per hour, after the Morbi bridge collapse, an official said.

11:35 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: UN chief Guterres expresses grief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grief over the tragic incident involving Gujarat's Morbi bridge collapse. “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the tragic news of the collapse of the Morbi bridge in Gujarat,” a statement issued by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said on Monday, reported PTI.

11:13 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Death toll rises to 135

The death toll in the Morbi bridge collapse incident rose to 135 on Tuesday. Rescue operations are underway.

11:09 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Rescue operations continue at bridge collapse site

Rescuers prepare their boats for a search in the Machchu river where a pedestrian bridge collapsed Sunday in Morbi town of western state Gujarat, India, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. A century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into the river Sunday evening, sending hundreds plunging in the water in one of the country's worst accidents in years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

11:03 (IST) 1 Nov 2022
Morbi bridge collapse LIVE: Plea to establish judicial enquiry commission

The Supreme Court has said that plea to establish a judicial enquiry commission for the bridge collapse case, will be heard on November 14th, according to Live Law.

Morbi Bridge Collapse Live: The Oreva Group is being invistigated after a 140-year-old suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi that claimed over 130 lives on Sunday.

First published on: 01-11-2022 at 10:50 IST