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Morbi accident: Gujarat declares national mourning on November 2

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The Gujarat government declared a national mourning on November 2 following the tragic collapse of a bridge in Morbi, which killed 134 people.

A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was convened in Gandhinagar late on Monday night.

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After the meeting, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced that a decision had been taken to declare a national mourning on November 2 in memory of the victims of the tragedy.

“On November 2, the state flag will be lowered, no state events, receptions and entertainment programs will be held,” the head of government wrote on Twitter.

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The bridge was packed with people when it collapsed around 6.30pm on Sunday

He went on to call for “prayers for eternal peace for those who lost their lives and prayers for the families of the victims for strength to bear the pain of this trauma.”

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The Prime Minister is expected to visit the place on Tuesday afternoon, the last day of his three-day visit to Gujarat.

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